An ongoing study by Purdue University revealed how veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder may benefit from using service dogs. The research aims to understand the physiological and behavioral processes, PTSD symptoms, and service dogs in general.
Public Health May 28, 2019
What people say and how they say it reveal a lot about their minds. With this, scientists discover a way to detect PTSD using vocal cues and an AI tool.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2019
MDMA, an active ingredient of the drug ecstasy, could help treat patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. A mice trial showed that MDMA reopened the brain’s critical period responsible for memory and learning social behaviors.
Medicine April 9, 2019
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
Can firecrackers trigger PTSD among veterans? What are some important things to know before lighting up the firecrackers this new year.
Feature | Health December 31, 2018
Transcendental meditation might soon be offered as an alternative to exposure therapy for military veterans who suffer from PTSD. With the aid of medication, transcendental meditation has been proven to reduce symptoms of the disorder.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2018
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
A stay-at-home mom from Ohio was found guilty of stealing packages from 12 different homes. The woman claimed to have been suffering PTSD and that stealing the packages brought excitement to her life.
Public Health July 3, 2018
Trauma may increase a person's risk of developing autoimmune diseases by 36 percent. People who experienced severe emotional reaction as a result of stress can reduce their risk of developing immune system disorders. Here’s how.
Public Health June 20, 2018
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
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
Scientists found that a chemical called GABA is the neurotransmitter responsible for suppressing unwanted thoughts. Participants with low hippocampal GABA were less able to suppress unwanted thoughts.
Neuroscience November 3, 2017
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
PTSD is considered a mental health condition but sufferers have bigger amygdala, a region in the brain linked to fear. What is behind these changes in the brain?
Neuroscience July 14, 2017
The Fourth of July fireworks can cause panic attacks to veterans with PTSD. Here's what former combatants, their families and organizations do to avoid psychological stress on Independence Day.
Neuroscience July 4, 2017
People usually enjoy festive 4th of July fireworks, but not everyone can enjoy it. Combat veterans tend to suffer from painful memories triggered by fireworks.
Public Health July 1, 2017
GAO reported that 62 percent of U.S. soldiers who were discharged from military service were diagnosed with mental health conditions such as PTSD and TBI. How do servicemen cope with these conditions?
Neuroscience May 16, 2017
New research finds that climate change can affect mental health negatively. Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and eco-anxiety are just some of the mental health issues incited by climate change.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2017
In a new study, emotional abuse appeared to be more strongly tied to opioid addiction than physical and sexual abuse as well as other forms of maltreatment. The authors call for a more integrated treatment of opioid abuse.
Public Health March 17, 2017
A new study has been conducted in the field of PTSD and conduct disorder. The research has revealed that teens suffering from these problems tend to misidentify facial expressions.
Public Health February 22, 2017
Soldiers suffering from PTSD dive with sharks as a form of therapy. How does the experience emotionally and physically benefit soldiers suffering from pain and depression?
Neuroscience February 20, 2017
A new study has revealed that estrogen plays an important role in controlling post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. The hormone protects the brain from trauma and even alters the pain perception.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017
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
New research may have found a more efficient way of treating patients who suffer from PTSD: by using MDMA, which is ecstasy in its purest form. The assisted drug treatment could be approved by the FDA.
Medicine December 1, 2016
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
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
Victims of human trafficking may suffer from high levels of depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Latest study reveals that even in highly developed countries, human trafficking is still prevalent - making it a global problem.
Life April 16, 2016
Climate change could lead to natural disasters that pose threats to mental health. The trauma and stress people are experiencing amid disasters could lead to mental health issues.
Life April 5, 2016
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
There is limited research to back up effectiveness of marijuana for PTSD but many veterans use pot. Experts said this places them at increased risk for cannabis use disorder.
Life March 23, 2016
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
Researchers found that PTSD patients who experience nightmares have higher risk for suicidal behavior. Researchers theorize that nightmares and suicidal behaviors are representations of powerlessness, loss (defeat) and entrapment.
Life March 19, 2016
Yoga has long been touted to promote well-being. Researchers, however, believe the practice is, at the moment, best used as complementary treatment rather than as standalone therapy.
Life March 11, 2016
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
Returning back to civilian life after living through war is not easy, leaving some war veterans scarred for life. Fortunately, experts believe that service dogs significantly help these PTSD patients cope with their new life.
Life December 23, 2015
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
Some illegal drugs may have therapeutic benefits to patients with mental health disorders. In small clinical trials, psychedelics such as LSD and magic mushrooms were found to help patients suffering from PTSD, addiction, depression and anxiety.
Life September 9, 2015
The WHO reported a huge number of survivors from the Ebola outbreak that started late 2013. The patients are on the road to recovery but are facing some physical, mental and psychological issues.
Life August 10, 2015
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
Post-traumatic stress disorder may be prevented or result in fewer symptoms in people playing 'Tetris' immediately after a traumatic event. How could this possibly work?
Life July 10, 2015
Scientists conducted an experiment to compare the memories of Tetris players with non-Tetris players. They discovered that the game popularized in the 1980s can help reduce memory intrusiveness of traumatic events.
Life July 9, 2015
The loud noises of fireworks can cause frightening flashbacks for veterans suffering from PTSD, health experts explain. Fourth of July explosions can 'trigger you right back to something,' says one veteran.
Life July 2, 2015
Traumatic events in women's lives can dramatically raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes, new research shows. How serious is the connection, and what can be done to lower the risks?
Life June 30, 2015
People with this common genetic variation literally see erotic and other emotionally charged images more clearly than people who do not have it. A recent study found the variation in about 50 percent of participants.
Life May 14, 2015
An amendment was denied that could have allowed VA doctors to discuss medical marijuana with the veterans to treat medical conditions like PTSD. More than 20 states have already legalized cannabis for medical purposes.
Life May 4, 2015