post traumatic stress disorder

Low-income Pregnant Women in Rural Areas Experience High Levels of Stress: Mothers’ and Babies’ Health at Risk

Low-income Pregnant Women in Rural Areas Experience High Levels of Stress: Mothers’ and Babies’ Health at Risk

A new study indicates low-income pregnant women in rural areas experience high levels of stress yet lack appropriate means to manage their emotional and physical well-being.

Substance-Use Disorders Linked to Increased Risk of Death for Veterans with PTSD

Substance-Use Disorders Linked to Increased Risk of Death for Veterans with PTSD

Association between drug, alcohol problems and mortality most prominent in younger veterans with PTSD, including those from Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who are also battling drug or alcohol problems face a higher risk of death, according to new research from the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor […]

Reducing Post-Traumatic Stress After ICU

Reducing Post-Traumatic Stress After ICU

Women are more likely to suffer post-traumatic stress than men after leaving an intensive care unit (ICU), finds a new study published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Critical Care. However, psychological and physical ‘follow-up’ can reduce both this and post-ICU depression.

US Army Considers Why Some Soldiers Avoid PTSD Care, And Strategies For Continued Treatment

US Army Considers Why Some Soldiers Avoid PTSD Care, And Strategies For Continued Treatment

Currently, fewer than half of the Soldiers who report symptoms of combat-related PTSD receive the care they need. And of those Soldiers who do start treatment, between 20 percent and 50 percent walk away before its completion.

Emergency Dispatch Operators At Risk For PTSD

Emergency Dispatch Operators At Risk For PTSD

New research released in the recent edition of the Journal of Traumatic Stress has uncovered many emergency dispatch operators are at risk of developing PTSD. The report suggests emergency call operators experience a significantly higher level of emotional distress, due to the nature of their jobs. It is clear that there is a need to provide emergency call operators with similar prevention and intervention support programs as as provided to their colleagues who serve on the front lines.

Genetic Clues To PTSD?

Genetic Clues To PTSD?

New research released today in PLoS ONE could help to find new treatment options for people suffering from high anxiety disorders such as PTSD. Using mice, researchers at Rutgers have identified genetic clues which pinpoint why some are more resilient to traumatic experiences, while others are still fearful once removed from potentially dangerous situations.

A History of Rape Or Child Abuse Can Lead To Chronic PTSD In Women

A History of Rape Or Child Abuse Can Lead To Chronic PTSD In Women

A new study released by Florida State University has discovered certain risk factors for the development of chronic PTSD in women. The risk factors include a history of rape or server childhood physical abuse. Additionally, women who reported more ‘rexperiencing’ symptoms, such as nightmares or flash backs to their trauma, were more likely to suffer the persistent effects of PTSD for a longer period of time.

Transcendental Meditation Could Reduce PTSD Symptoms In Veterans

Transcendental Meditation Could Reduce PTSD Symptoms In Veterans

New research conducted by Normal Rosenthal explores the benefits of transcendental meditation for recent war veterans suffering from symptoms of PTSD. The research suggests a 50% reduction in PTSD symptoms for veterans who practise Transcendental Meditation techniques for at least 8 weeks. The study discovered that those who practiced Transcendental Meditation also had a significant reduction in symptoms of stress and depression, as well as reporting improvements in interpersonal relationships and their quality of life.

Lingering Psychological Effects Of The Holocaust

Lingering Psychological Effects Of The Holocaust

New research shows Holocaust survivors are still psychologically affected by their experiences. Many survivors report PTSD symptoms and poor psychological well being.

Female Veterans With PTSD More Likely To Also Report Medical Problems

Female Veterans With PTSD More Likely To Also Report Medical Problems

New research suggests that veterans who suffer from PTSD are also more likely to suffer more medical illnesses than those without PTSD. This is more so the case for female veterans.

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