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Mothers with PTSD Drawn to Violent Entertainment; Children May Suffer
A study of 76 mothers with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has found that these mothers watch more violent programming than other mothers, said researchers at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in ...
Effects of Tsunami Trauma on Adults and Children
Researchers studying the mental health of Thai people affected by the 2004 tsunami have found interesting differences between the mental health of children and adults affected by the tragedy. Children were found to be at a key risk for Post-Traumatic Stres...
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Military Families Underserved as Iraq, Katrina Take Psychological Toll
Three articles published this weekend illustrate the increasing toll placed on the mental health of both soldiers and their families as they face extended separations, fear of death and injury, trauma and loneliness following extended and repeated tours in ...
Proposed DSM Addition to Cover Symptoms of Childhood Trauma
An article published in the latest issue of the American Psychological Association's Monitor on Psychology reports on a new diagnosis being proposed for inclusion into the 2011 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-V....
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Substance Abuse, PTSD Common Among Veterans
Nearly three times as many veterans are taking advantage of the two free years of health care offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) than did in Vietnam, many to be treated for mental health problems, shows a report funded by a VA grant and publ...
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Drug Frees Combat Veterans of Nightmares
Almost one in four combat veterans experience nightmares related to post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). Surprisingly, a drug used to treat high blood pressure and prostate problems may be the key to helping them sleep through the night, shows a small stu...
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PsychBriefs: April 28-May 4, 2007
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work. This week: April 28-May 4, 2007. Mentally Ill Die 25 Years Earlier People treated for serious mental illness in public sys...
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Veteran Suicide Rates Rise Due To Inadequate Resources
A report issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs today states that approximately 5000 veterans will commit suicide this year, largely because the VA lacks widely available 24-hour care. Examining its 1,400 clinics, inspectors found that many clinics l...
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New Orleans PTSD Rate Ten Times That Of General Public
In a paper presented May 18 at the 2007 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Meeting, held in Chicago, IL, Professor Lisa D. Mills, MD, Director, Section of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, Louisiana State University at New Orleans, showed t...
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Virtual Reality Helps PTSD Veterans
Imagine finding yourself in this situation. Earlier this week, a reporter was escorted down an Iraqi street during the morning call to prayer. There was a marketplace to the right, nondescript buildings down the road and a few pedestrians milling about. The...
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Work-Family Conflict May Trigger PTSD in Female Soldiers
While combat exposure is a recognized trigger for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), new research shows work-family conflicts are also a significant predictor of PTSD in female military personnel. Researchers at the University of Michigan Institute for...
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PsychBriefs: September 9-15, 2007
Preschoolers Who Sleep Less Suffer Learning Problems Preschoolers who sleep less than ten hours per night are at risk for learning problems when they enter school, shows a six-year study of 1500 Canadian children. Children who regularly underslept before ...
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Review of PTSD Therapies Finds Current Research Inadequate
The Institute of Medicine has urged Congress to provide funding for adequate, unbiased research on post-traumatic stress disorder after finding inadequate evidence to confirm the effectiveness of most treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Initial Screenings of Soldiers Returning from Deployment Missed Majority of Mental Health Problems
Previous reports focusing only on early screenings of military returning from the war in Iraq missed the majority of mental health problems ultimately faced by soldiers, shows new research.
Brain Damage Study Supports Role of Amygdala in PTSD
A psychiatric study of Vietnam veterans shows neurological evidence for the theory that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is related to an increase in activity in the amygdala caused by decreased activity in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex.
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9/11 Continues to Impact America's Mental Health
Fear of terrorism following the September 11th attacks continues to impact the mental health of American citizens on a micro-level, shows a new study focusing not on New Yorkers, but rather, Midwesterners.
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PTSD Means Long-Term Risk For Physical Disease
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been linked to a wide range of health problems including diabetes, fibromyalgia and heart disease.
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Genetic Variation Makes Some More Susceptible to PTSD
Not everyone who experiences trauma develops post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to new research, this may be due to genetic differences which make some people more likely to develop the disorder.
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Study Shows Troops Turn to Alcohol After Returning from Combat
A new investigation on alcohol misuse by military personnel before and after deployment shows young soldiers and reservists are particularly vulnerable to developing problems with alcohol after returning home from combat.
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Gay Population More Likely to Experience Violence, PTSD
Gay and lesbian adults face a greater risk of post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of increased exposure to violence in early life.
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Alcohol Abuse & Depression Greater Threat To Troops Than PTSD
Deployed UK and US troops experience anxiety, depression and alcohol abuse at far greater rates than PTSD.
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Following Injury, Anxiety Puts Children At Risk
A new study shows that one in five families who experience a serious childhood injury will return to the ER within three months. Find out why--and what you can do to prevent this from happening to your family.
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