Category Archives: ptsd

Psychological therapies improve life for children with post-traumatic stress disorder, study suggests

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Psychological therapies improve life for children with post-traumatic stress disorder, study suggests
Children suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of traumatic events, including child abuse, may benefit from psychological therapies, according to a new review. In the first systematic review of PTSD in young people, researchers found that children and teenagers diagnosed with PTSD showed signs of improvement up to three months following treatment and called for more studies to assess long-term benefits.
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Iraqi children

Confronting the Ghosts of our Fathers: Their PTSD, Our PTSD

Research identifies a way to block memories associated with PTSD or drug addiction

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Research identifies a way to block memories associated with PTSD or drug addiction
New research could lead to better treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and drug addiction by effectively blocking memories. The research has identified a common mechanism in a region of the brain called the pre-limbic cortex, which can suppress the recall of memories linked to both aversive, traumatic experiences associated with PTSD and rewarding memories linked to drug addiction, without permanently altering memories.

PTSD linked to smaller brain area regulating fear response

Children, teens at risk for lasting emotional impact from Hurricane Sandy

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Children, teens at risk for lasting emotional impact from Hurricane Sandy
The unseen emotional aftershocks of Hurricane Sandy may linger for children who were in the storm’s path. A psychologist discusses why children may experience PTSD and how parents and caregivers can help.

Traumatic consequences long after fall of the Berlin Wall

Remember, we have several articles on transgenerational trauma. Dr. Bunch

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Traumatic consequences long after fall of the Berlin Wall
One in three former political prisoners of the German Democratic Republic still suffers from sleeping disorders, nightmares and irrational fear. Researchers reveal these post-traumatic stress disorders in a study — the first to examine the post-traumatic consequences in former political prisoners over a period of 15 years.

Sleep, Stress: Missing link between mental health disorders and chronic diseases in Iraq war refugees

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Missing link between mental health disorders and chronic diseases in Iraq war refugees

Researchers may have discovered why people exposed to war are at increased risk to develop chronic problems like heart disease years later. And the culprit that links the two is surprising.