Researchers Discover How Brain Recognizes Danger

Study in Nature May Lead to New Therapies for PTSD, Phobias and Anxieties

Jan 23

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

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Psychological first-aid important to Malaysia flood victims too

The devastating floods in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia have not only cause destruction to property, but also emotional stress and trauma to the victims, as well as health staff and volunteers involved in the relief efforts.

Jan 6

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...

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A Mouse Experiment Suggests How We Might One Day Sleep Off Toxic ...

Memories of our daily experience are formed, often during sleep, by inscribing - or "consolidating" - a record of what happened into neural tissue. Joy at the birth of a child or terror in response to a violent personal assault. A bad memory, once ...

Nov 26

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

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Brains response to threat silenced when we are reminded of being ...

Being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain's response to threat, new research from the University of Exeter has found.

Nov 11

Categories: Child Development, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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Common Anesthetic Procedure Dramatically Improves Well Being of ...

A single application of a common anesthetic procedure could be the answer to alleviating anxiety, depression and psychological pain in those suffering from chronic, extreme post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Oct 15

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

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Cannabis prevents the negative behavioral and physiological effects ...

Administering synthetic marijuana (cannabinoids) soon after a traumatic event can prevent PTSD-like (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms in rats, caused by the trauma and by trauma reminders.

Sep 5

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Post Traumatic Stress ...

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40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or ...

Women with severe mental illness are up to five times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault and two to three times more likely to suffer domestic violence, reveals new research led by UCL and King's College London ...

Sep 5

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Mental Health in Asia, Post ...

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Xenon Exposure Shown to Erase Traumatic Memories

McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other memory-related disorders.

Aug 28

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

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Passengers who survived terrifying Air Transat flight in 2001, help ...

An extraordinary opportunity to study memory and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a group of Air Transat passengers who experienced 30 minutes of unimaginable terror over the Atlantic Ocean in 2001 has resulted in the discovery of a ...

Aug 18

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

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PTSD Can Develop Even Without Memory of the Trauma

There are many forms of memory and only some of these may be critical for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reports a new study by researchers at the University at Albany and the University of California Los Angeles.

Aug 18

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

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PTSD and Notch developmental pathway

Researchers at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have learned that the molecule Notch, critical in many processes during embryonic development, is also involved in fear memory formation.

Aug 12

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

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One year on from the Boston Marathon bombing, caregivers still ...

Nearly a year after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, hospital staff, first responders and medical volunteers who cared for the injured and dying were still struggling to put the experience behind them.

Aug 12

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / ...

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Reducing stress may help lead to clearer skin

Anyone who's had a pimple form right before an important event may wonder if stress caused the break out. While commonly linked anecdotally, proving the relationship between stress and inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis and ...

Aug 8

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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Victims of war: how Gaza conflict will traumatise a generation of ...

A new study led by Professor Panos Vostanis has examined adolescent victims of conflict in the Gaza strip and has found that exposure to war-torn environments has a lasting and damaging effect on their psychological wellbeing.

Aug 7

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

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Researchers find potential new predictor of stress-related illnesses

Scientists studying depression in teens have discovered that subtle changes in a gene can predict how the brain reacts to stress, which can cause such health issues as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obesity.

Aug 6

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