Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was associated with cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as the metabolic syndrome, in a new study. In the Journal of Neuroscience Research study of 84 individuals diagnosed with PTSD (39 victims of terrorist attacks and 45 victims of other traumatic events), males were more likely to have circulatory and metabolic […]Continue Reading ...
New findings from an international research team led by psychiatrists at NYU School of Medicine show that a newly-developed analytic model can predict soon after a shocking or scary event – and with significant accuracy — the likelihood of someone developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Patients in the study — who had experienced trauma ranging […]Continue Reading ...
After experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as war or childhood abuse, some people develop post traumatic stress disorder. Patients with PTSD suffer from symptoms such as nightmares, anxiety and difficult sleeping, all of which greatly impact their quality of life. The go-to therapy for PTSD is talk therapy. However, many patients who are suffering […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) — The sharp and sudden pain from an aortic dissection, along with the emergency treatment that follows, can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder years later, a new study finds. An aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition in which a tear in the wall of the aorta — the […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has found that there is a rise of post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD) among those who have served the army and military over the past decade. The study reveals that most of the personnel who have been witness to active combat were among those who reported with symptoms of PTSD and 17 percent of […]Continue Reading ...
A study of deployed and non-deployed active duty, female Air Force personnel found that both rates of exposure to wartime experiences and reports of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) increased between 2008 and 2013. Rates of post-deployment PTSD were highest among women who reported wartime experiences during deployment. The likelihood of a positive PTSD screen increased […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 Saint Louis University research finds post-traumatic stress disorder does not directly lead to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), instead obesity in PTSD patients accounts for the increased risk. The study, “The Role of Obesity in the Association Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Incident Diabetes” was published Aug. 8 in JAMA Psychiatry. Post-traumatic […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among hospitalized patients with cancer are associated with a greater psychological and physical symptom burden as well as a decreased risk of hospital readmissions, according to a study published online June 15 in Cancer. Ryan D. Nipp, M.D., M.P.H., from Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center […]Continue Reading ...
A behavioral intervention procedure including the computer game Tetris could help people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to alleviate involuntarily recurring visual memories of traumatic experiences. This is the conclusion reached by a team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum together with a researcher from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden following a study of 20 inpatients with PTSD. […]Continue Reading ...
Nightmares and insomnia often accompany posttraumatic stress disorder and increase suicide risk. A small study looking at whether the drug prazosin, best known for treating high blood pressure but also used to treat PTSD-related sleep problems, can reduce suicidal thoughts has yielded surprising results. They indicate it may actually worsen nightmares and insomnia and doesn’t […]Continue Reading ...
People who experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after surviving cardiac arrest, may be at a significantly increased risk of a major cardiovascular event or death for up to one year following the arrest, compared with people who do not develop PTSD. Life Science | Shutterstock The finding is the result of research conducted at the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Heavily traumatized people such as refugees fleeing war, torture and natural catastrophes may not necessarily develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reveals. Researchers worked with a group of refugees – half suffering from PTSD, the others not – and asked them to suppress neutral memories. Results showed that participants […]Continue Reading ...
Heavily traumatized people such as refugees fleeing war, torture and natural catastrophes may not necessarily develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reveals. Researchers worked with a group of refugees – half suffering from PTSD, the others not – and asked them to suppress neutral memories. Results showed that participants who struggled to control […]Continue Reading ...
July 10, 2018 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase the long-term risk for stroke and heart attack in blue-collar clean-up crews who worked in the aftermath of The World Trade Center plane attack on September 11, 2001, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. This is the […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 — Service dogs may help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol in military veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study finds. For the study, researchers compared a group of veterans with PTSD who had a service dog to a group of veterans on the waitlist to receive […]Continue Reading ...
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