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Wearable Electric Patch May Ease PTSD

January 28, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Can a small electrical patch that jolts the brain while patients sleep offer significant relief from the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
Iraq war veteran and PTSD patient Ron Ramirez thinks the answer is yes.
In May 2006, machine gunner Ramirez was seriously injured […]

Small Study Sees Differences in Brains of Soldiers With PTSD

January 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New findings about how the brains of soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) respond to angry faces might help improve diagnosis of the condition, researchers report.
PTSD can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms vary considerably, the researchers explained. And many of those symptoms — such as memory […]

Transcendental Meditation May Help Relieve PTSD

January 12, 2016

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Transcendental meditation may help ease post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in some soldiers and seems to reduce their need for medication, a new study finds.
“Regular practice of transcendental meditation provides a habit of calming down and healing the brain,” study lead author Vernon Barnes, a physiologist at the […]

Study Maps Areas of Brain Linked to PTSD

December 18, 2015

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heightened fear responses occur in certain areas of the brain in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reports.
The research included 67 U.S. military veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001. All had been involved in traumatic events, and 32 of the […]

Brain’s Signaling Systems Might Determine PTSD Severity: Study

December 10, 2015

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appear to have an imbalance between two of the brain’s signaling systems, a new study suggests.
The greater the imbalance between the two neurochemical systems — serotonin and substance P — the more severe the PTSD symptoms, the Swedish researchers reported.
For the study, […]

Major Stress Helps You Weather Smaller Stress

November 18, 2015

Experiencing a major stressful event can help you deal with the smaller stressors in your life, according to new research.

PTSD Can Affect Female Vietnam War Vets, Too: Study

October 7, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who served in Vietnam may be at far greater risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than female military service members who were stationed in the United States during that war, a new study finds.
“Because current PTSD is still present in many of these women decades after their […]

Could Psychedelic Drugs Be Good Medicine for Some?

September 8, 2015

In a carefully controlled setting, psychedelic drugs such as LSD or “magic mushrooms” may benefit patients with hard-to-treat anxiety, addiction or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests.

Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds

August 28, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women in the U.S. military are no more likely than men to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a government study shows.
“This is the first study to prospectively investigate the development of PTSD in male and female service members who were matched on multiple important characteristics that could explain […]

Mindfulness Therapy Might Help Ease PTSD

August 4, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Mindfulness therapy seems to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study suggests.
Mindfulness encourages those suffering from PTSD not to avoid disturbing thoughts, feelings and experiences, but rather to accept them and put them in perspective. The approach may help those who […]


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