Trauma is a shift in self concept

Many people refer to the traumatic event as the trauma itself, but trauma refers to something more fundamental than that. The same traumatic event can have varying impacts on different people, leading to the idea that trauma goes beyond the event ...

Jul 6

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

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Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Respond Differently to ...

A new neurobiological marker have have just been found to help recognize patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Jun 27

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

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How are PTSD and Eating Disorders linked?

Eating disorders are not merely determined by the amount of food consumed, but mainly by the amount of anxiety and thought processes in the mind. It is viewed by some as an addiction, and a habit of eating that is wired in the brain. There are many ...

Jun 25

Categories: Complex PTSD, Eating Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ...

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Service dogs help to reduce PTSD symptoms

A study conducted by Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine discovered that military veterans with PTSD have an improved psychological measure score if they have a service dog. This results show that service dogs may improve well-being ...

Jun 22

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

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The brain model of PTSD

Recent studies have shown that a crucial step in the treatment of PTSD is to correct these trauma memories, rather than to suppress them.

Jun 18

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

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Consumption of saturated fats may be linked to poorer stress ...

According to a study by Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, adolescent rats which were fed with food that were high in saturated fats developed poor stress management skills. Regions of the rats' brains that were changed by the diet resembled the ...

Jun 16

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

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Consumption of saturated fats may be linked to poorer stress ...

According to a study by Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, adolescent rats which were fed with food that were high in saturated fats developed poor stress management skills. Regions of the rats' brains that were changed by the diet resembled the ...

Jun 16

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

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Content of Service Members' Art Linked To Their Trauma Levels

A new study found that military service members recovering from PTSD who still identified as a member of a unit have lower levels of psychological injuries.

Jun 14

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

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Cognitive Training Reduces Depression, Rebuilds Injured Brain ...

New research shows that certain cognitive training exercises can help reduce depression and improve brain health in individuals years after they have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Jun 1

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress ...

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Posttraumatic Stress Affects Academics

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) caused by traumatic military experiences is associated with feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness and guilt. Now, new research is evaluating how PTSD symptoms increase risks for academic difficulties as well.

May 23

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

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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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