Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD Symptoms May Benefit From Closed-Loop Neurotechnology

PTSD Symptoms May Benefit From Closed-Loop Neurotechnology

Use of HIRREM, a closed-loop, allostatic, acoustic, stimulation neurotechnology can reduce PTSD symptoms, insomnia and depression in veterans.

Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Help Prevent PTSD Progression

Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Help Prevent PTSD Progression

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CPAP therapy shows to reduce PTSD symptoms in veterans with PTSD and OSA.

Medication May Influence Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dementia Link

Medication May Influence Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dementia Link

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Treatment with psychotropic medications may influence dementia risk in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Headache May Indicate PTSD Severity

Headache May Indicate PTSD Severity

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Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with a high incidence of chronic pain; what role headache plays in that relationship is not well known.

Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics in Veterans With PTSD, Dementia

Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics in Veterans With PTSD, Dementia

Veterans with comorbid PTSD and dementia were more likely to be prescribed second-generation antipsychotics.

CPAP for Sleep Apnea May Also Improve PTSD in Veterans

CPAP for Sleep Apnea May Also Improve PTSD in Veterans

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Prior research has speculated that PTSD may be caused in part by an underlying REM sleep dysfunction that is amplified by OSA.

Increased Physical, Mental Comorbidity in Veterans With Epilepsy

Increased Physical, Mental Comorbidity in Veterans With Epilepsy

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Veterans with epilepsy could benefit from evidence-based chronic disease self-management programs that target physical and psychiatric comorbidities.

Differences in Brain Structure in Pediatric PTSD

Differences in Brain Structure in Pediatric PTSD

The PTSD group had changes suggestive of decreased local and global network efficiency.

PTSD in 9/11 Responders Linked to Cognitive Decline, Dementia

PTSD in 9/11 Responders Linked to Cognitive Decline, Dementia

About one-fifth of responders to 9/11 developed PTSD.

Cognitive Therapy Improves PTSD in Some, But Not All

Cognitive Therapy Improves PTSD in Some, But Not All

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Patients who continue to experience symptoms for a year or longer may not benefit from current therapies.

Risk for Depression, PTSD After Stem Cell Transplant

Risk for Depression, PTSD After Stem Cell Transplant

A decline in quality of life during hospitalization predicts 6-month outcomes.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Improves Symptoms of Gulf War Illness

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Improves Symptoms of Gulf War Illness

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Veterans randomized to mindfulness-based stress reduction reported greater reductions in pain, fatigue, and memory/concentration problems.

Diagnosis and Treatment Challenges of PTSD and Comorbid Depression

Diagnosis and Treatment Challenges of PTSD and Comorbid Depression

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Combat veterans face an elevated risk of developing PTSD and comorbid depression, which severely affects quality of life.

People with PTSD Show Alterations in Brain Topological Architecture

People with PTSD Show Alterations in Brain Topological Architecture

Those with PTSD showed decreased path length and increased clustering coefficient, global efficiency, and local efficiency.

Color-Changing Material May Help Detect Traumatic Brain Injury VIDEO

Color-Changing Material May Help Detect Traumatic Brain Injury VIDEO

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The polymer-based material changes color based on the force of impact.

Could Ketamine Have Benefits for PTSD?

Could Ketamine Have Benefits for PTSD?

Case study shows sustained remission from symptoms of aggression, emotional dysregulation in child with PTSD.

Mindfulness Therapy May Benefit Veterans with PTSD

Mindfulness Therapy May Benefit Veterans with PTSD

Patients experienced improvements in irritability, depression, and quality of life.

PTSD, Depression Persists in Many Vietnam War Veterans

PTSD, Depression Persists in Many Vietnam War Veterans

Symptoms may become more severe as neurological health declines with age.

Functional, Structural Differences in TBI, PTSD Detected with Neuroimaging

Functional, Structural Differences in TBI, PTSD Detected with Neuroimaging

SPECT detected the subtle functional and structural changes in the brain between those with PTSD, TBI, or both.

PTSD Raises Risk Of CVD Developing In Women

PTSD Raises Risk Of CVD Developing In Women

Researchers results found a 60% greater risk of CVD in women with severe PTSD

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Unemployment Rates in Veterans

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Unemployment Rates in Veterans

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Traumatic brain injury increases unemployment rates in veterans but does not affect divorce rates.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Severity Linked to Sleep Apnea

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Severity Linked to Sleep Apnea

Researcher suggest screening veterans with PTSD for sleep apnea.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Linked to Premature Aging

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Linked to Premature Aging

The findings suggest that PTSD should be considered a full systemic disorder rather than a mental illness.

Stellate Ganglion Block May Promote Placebo Effect in PTSD

Stellate Ganglion Block May Promote Placebo Effect in PTSD

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While symptoms improved equally in both groups, patients that received a second SGB injection saw even greater improvement.

Genetic Biomarkers Link PTSD to Immune System Response

Genetic Biomarkers Link PTSD to Immune System Response

Researchers are now focusing on finding out what triggers the interferon signal prior to PTSD development.

Turmeric May Reduce Brain Damage, Ease Memories in Alzheimer's, PTSD

Turmeric May Reduce Brain Damage, Ease Memories in Alzheimer's, PTSD

Curcumin, a substance found in turmeric powder, may help reduce damage from Alzheimer's and ease symptoms of PTSD.

PTSD is Common in Parents of Children with Childhood Stroke

PTSD is Common in Parents of Children with Childhood Stroke

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Both parents and children exhibited criteria of PTSD and significant levels of anxiety.

PTSD Therapies Safe, Effective for Patients with Comorbid Psychosis

PTSD Therapies Safe, Effective for Patients with Comorbid Psychosis

The effects of prolonged exposure therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy were maintained at six month follow-up.

Changing Fear Circuitry in Brain Could Have Implications for PTSD

Changing Fear Circuitry in Brain Could Have Implications for PTSD

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Researchers found that messenger chemical BDNF activated neurons in the amygdala where the memory is stored.

Scripps Institute Wins Grant to Study Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Scripps Institute Wins Grant to Study Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Researchers will explore the role of microRNA in the preservation of memories.

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