Tag: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Anesthesia May Help Take Away Painful Memories Of PTSD Patients

A new study shows that anesthesia can help lessen the sting of painful memories. Researchers hope that their findings eventually lead to an effective treatment for people with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Medicine March 22, 2019

Study Shows 'Higher Levels Of PTSD' Affecting More Veterans

Researchers from the UK found that the rate of probable PTSD among military personnel increased in the past two years. The increase was mostly noticed among ex-servicing military personnel deplyed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Public Health October 9, 2018

Anti-Stress Vaccine Could Soon Make Brains Resilient To Depression

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder said that immunization for stress might be on the horizon. The team created a possible vaccine from natural bacteria that could buffer the negative effects of stress on the brain.

Medicine June 9, 2018

Ariana Grande Suffers From PTSD, Caused By Manchester Arena Concert Bombing

Ariana Grande revealed that she is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, due to the May 2017 terrorist attack that targeted her concert in Manchester Arena. PTSD is often linked to warfare, but the disorder is not limited to those situations.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 6, 2018

Party Drug Ecstasy May Help With PTSD Recovery, But With Dangerous Side Effects

Research revealed that ecstasy, more popularly known as a party drug, may help in the recovery of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. Results from the new study are promising, but the treatment method comes with potentially dangerous side effects.

Medicine May 3, 2018

War Veteran Can Keep Ducks To Relieve PTSD: City Council

The West Lafayette city council voted to let a war veteran keep his ducks despite a city ordinance barring farm animals in properties. The war veteran takes care of the ducks as a form of therapy for his PTSD.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 23, 2017

Ex-Microsoft Online Moderators Forced To Watch Child Porn Sue Company For Failing To Treat Their PTSD

Two former Microsoft employees are suing the company for failing to treat their post-traumatic stress disorder. The employees had to watch child pornography, gruesome murders, and other disturbing material as part of the job, which gave them PTSD.

Business Tech January 12, 2017

Researchers Discover Crucial Component In The Brain Responsible For Delayed Trauma After A Stressful Event

Researchers from India recently found how a single incident of trauma causes delayed but long-term psychological stress. The stressful event increases the electrical activity of a specific region of the brain, noted the study.

Neuroscience December 30, 2016

PTSD Manifests Differently In Brains Of Adolescent Boys And Girls: Study

Girls and boys have different reactions to PTSD. A new study suggests thatt gender plays an important role in understanding the way trauma has affected the brains of young people, which could improve differentiated treatment.

Medicine November 12, 2016

MRI Scans Of Children With PTSD Show Disruptions In Brain Structure

A study published by Chinese scientists suggested neural changes in the brain activity of PTSD patients. The study was carried on 47 children who experienced the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 26, 2016

Research Finds Link Between PTSD And Shockwaves From Combat Blasts

Soldiers who were exposed to blasts from high explosives sustain scarring on the part of their brain linked to post-traumatic stress disorder. This scarring often follows a pattern of damage not seen in other forms of brain injuries.

Public Health June 11, 2016

Mindfulness Training May Treat Veterans With PTSD

Mindfulness could change veterans’ brains. A new study said that it can increase their brain connections, and help them find the off-switch to that endless loop of negative thoughts.

Life April 4, 2016

Navy Backs Autism Screening App That May Help Find Signs Of PTSD

The U.S. Navy is supporting an autism screening app that can read and detect facial expressions. Through this capability, the app could be tweaked to also detect signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Life March 21, 2016

Gulf War Syndrome Mystery Solved? Scientists Believe Exposure To Toxins Caused Veteran Illnesses

A new review pointed to toxic exposures as likely culprit behind Gulf War Syndrome. The disease is not merely psychological, argued experts who looked into such exposures to pesticides, oil fire smoke, and nerve-gas agent pills.

Life January 27, 2016

Meditation Can Help Soldiers On Active Duty Manage And Reduce PTSD, Study Finds

Transcendental meditation can reduce the need for medications to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers report. Army clinic finds the technique can help active-duty personnel reduce the symptoms of PTSD.

Life January 14, 2016

PTSD In Veterans Can Emerge Years Later If Left Untreated, Study Finds

Post-traumatic stress disorder experienced after return from deployment can recede, but then come back even five years later. Findings suggest that the screening of returning veterans should continue for longer.

Life December 21, 2015

Veterans Drop Empty Pill Bottles In Front Of White House TO Rally For Medical Marijuana Access

Veterans called out to officials to increase their access to medical marijuana for PTSD treatment. During a recent rally, empty pill bottles were left outside the White House to signify how usually-prescribed drugs are taking a toll on them.

Life November 12, 2015

Colorado Says PTSD Sufferers Not Eligible For Medical Marijuana

The Colorado Board of Health rejects the inclusion of PTSD from list of medical conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. According to the officials, the reason for the ineligibility of PTSD sufferers is the lack of scientific evidence.

Life July 16, 2015

Veterans With PTSD Have Trouble With Loud 4th Of July Fireworks

Members of a local organization called Military with PTSD aim to raise awareness about the effects of 4th of July fireworks to war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Life July 4, 2015

Experts Identify Genetic Biomarkers Linked To PTSD

By analyzing blood samples of U.S. marines, researchers have detected biomarkers that could identify those vulnerable to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study could also pave the way for improved diagnosis and treatment of the mental condition.

Life March 12, 2015

Shell Shock Gives Brain 'Honeycomb' Neuron Pattern

Shell shock has affected soldiers since at least the First World War. Has the cause of this condition finally been found?

Life January 20, 2015

Federal government gives greenlight for medical marijuana study for PTSD treatment of veterans

The federal government has finally decided to give the go signal to a long delayed study that would investigate the potentials of marijuana as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans.

Life March 19, 2014

Gene therapy may help remove traumatic memories in PTSD patients, MIT researchers say

Researchers have found a new drug that may make the brain better at coping with and overcoming traumatic memories.

Life January 21, 2014

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