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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Can moving your eyes left to right banish trauma?

What if we told you that distressing memories could be wiped away by moving your eyes from left to right, over and over again? Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy designed to alleviate the distress associated with ...

Sep 13

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

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No Rest for the Haunted

Ever wake up still disturbed - and haunted - by the memory of a particularly upsetting image or incident? Research over the past few years has revealed that sleep is intimately tied to memory and might actually be necessary for a large part of its ...

Sep 13

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

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Cumulative Trauma in Adulthood Can Worsen Health in Later Years

Cumulative trauma during a person's lifetime can have an overall effect on health in one's later years, according to a study that examines the consequences of traumatic events on older adults' physical health. Also, traumas experienced in adulthood ...

Sep 10

Categories: Adult psychological development, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

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Can Alcohol Cause Traumatic Responses? The Two-Way Street Between ...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder leads many to feel out of control. The symptoms may be so overwhelming some turn to the use of substances in an effort to calm themselves. However, there is a great deal of evidence to suggest that alcohol not only ...

Jul 30

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

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Childhood Trauma: Overcoming the Hurt of Invalidation

“We can’t smooth over hurt feelings in our families,” Brene Brown writes. “It’s too easy for stockpiled hurt to turn into rage, resentment, and isolation. We must talk about it. Even when we don’t want to. Even when we’re tired.”

Jul 27

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

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The two-way street between alcohol and PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is common following situations that involve threatened death or serious injury, such as robbery or rape, an earthquake or a car accident. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder leads many to feel out of control. The ...

May 17

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

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How Traumatic Childbirth Affecs Obstetricians

A new study found that feelings of blame and guilt dominate when midwives and obstetricians struggle to cope with the aftermath of a traumatic childbirth.

Apr 12

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

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Blueberries may offer benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder

In a series of studies conducted in rats, researchers have found that eating blueberries could help to reduce the genetic and biochemical drivers behind depression and suicidal tendencies associated with PTSD.

Apr 8

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

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PTSD in Patients With Heart Disease

Adults living with congenital heart disease may have a significantly higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder than people in the general population.

Mar 21

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

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Oxytocin can improve compassion in people with symptoms of PTSD

Oxytocin -- "the love hormone" -- may enhance compassion of people suffering from symptoms of PTSD, according to new study.

Mar 11

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

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Can yoga help those experiencing depression, anxiety or PTSD?

Potential benefits of yoga for people who experience mental health problems related to trauma.

Mar 10

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

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Nitrous oxide could reduce bad memories of a traumatic event

Receiving nitrous oxide after a traumatic event may help to reduce the incidence of distressing memories, suggests research published in Psychological Medicine.

Mar 7

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

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Breast cancer patients may develop PTSD

According to a study led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich researchers, a majority of patients diagnosed with breast cancer go on to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mar 4

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

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