Certain PTSD Therapies Prove Effective Long After Patients Stop ...

Reducing severity of PTSD symptoms long-term holds significant public-health and economic implications. Both civilians and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reap long-term benefits from psychotherapies used for short-term ...

May 22

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Brain Abnormality Indicates General Risk for Mental Illness

A new study has found an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness, and these findings indicate a signature abnormality shared between common forms of mental illness.

May 18

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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How Chronic Early-Life Stress Raises PTSD Vulnerability

It has recently been found that chronic stress and adversities experienced early in life will increase vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) later in life.

May 10

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Study conducted during war finds one symptom that is especially ...

Determining the symptom that is a major indicator of vulnerability to PTSD is revoluntionary to predicting and preventing future development of the condition. Identifying those most at risk could allow for targeted interventions, aimed at stopping ...

Feb 21

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Six Ways Developmental Trauma Shapes Adult Identity

Dissociation from oneself has long-term implications for who we become.

Jul 7

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development, Identity ...

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Genetic evidence of PTSD heritability

The first molecular genetic evidence that genetic influences play a role in the risk of getting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after trauma has been gained by a new study.

May 26

Categories: Complex PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / ...

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Helping kids understand frightening events

Stop, look, and listen.

May 25

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Post Traumatic ...

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The Difference Between Large 'T' Traumas and Small 't' Traumas

Most of us may think that trauma refers to life-changing events of catastrophic proportions that drastically affect one’s emotional state of mind. These are large ‘T’ traumas. However, small ‘t’ traumas also occur to many people; while ...

Mar 20

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Fearful 'Memories' Passed Between Generations

New study on mice suggests parents' fears can be passed on to their children. Implications of the study on understanding alcohol addiction, phobias and anxiety are discussed.

Dec 27

Categories: Addictions, Anxiety, Other, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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How stress reinforces traumatic memories

The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences. However, it is effective not only while the memory is being formed for the first time, but also later when people look back at an experience while the memory reconsolidates. ...

Dec 8

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Stress ...

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Why You Should Never Go to Sleep on An Argument

"Never go to bed on an argument," so the saying goes. And according to a new study, we should take note of this age-old advice. Researchers have found that going to sleep while still holding on to negative memories can make it harder to suppress ...

Dec 5

Categories: Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...

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Art can heal PTSD's invisible wounds

Nov 23

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Psychological first aid for humanitarian relief

Humanitarian emergencies - such as earthquakes, extreme drought, or war - not only affect people’s physical health but also their psychological and social health and well-being. More and better can be done for the mental health of disaster ...

Oct 27

Categories: Mental Health Professions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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Meditation keeps emotional brain in check

Reporting in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, psychology researchers recorded the brain activity of people looking at disturbing pictures immediately after meditating for the first time. These participants were able to tame their ...

Oct 5

Categories: Meditation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...

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How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing Clinical Therapy and Treatment ...

In 2016, virtual reality is exciting. Be it dogfighting through space in EVE: Valkyrie, defusing bombs in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, or making a complete ass of an operation in Surgeon Simulator, the past few years have seen the tech finally ...

Sep 23

Categories: Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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