August 14th, 2014
A first of its kind study explored how a life-threatening traumatic event, and the memory of the event, influences the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Researchers studied a group of Air Transat (AT) passengers who experienced 30 minutes of unimaginable terror over ...
August 12th, 2014
Emerging research finds that working with images of extreme violence increases the risk of psychological trauma to journalists -- including post-traumatic stress disorder.
A study, published by JRSM Open, shows that frequent, repetitive viewing of traumatic images by journalists working with ...
August 4th, 2014
A new study of Asian-Americans has determined that writing down fears and emotions associated with a breast cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes.
Emotional writing however, is different from journaling.
"The key to developing an expressive writing intervention is the writing ...
August 3rd, 2014
A new study may explain why some people are more vulnerable to stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders.
Researchers at Duke University have discovered that the addition of a chemical mark atop a gene known for its involvement in clinical depression and post-traumatic stress ...
July 30th, 2014
New research confirms that some people can handle stressful situations better than others.
The difference, according to scientists, is not a result of genes as even identical twins show differences in how they respond to stress.
In a new study, researchers identified a ...
July 21st, 2014
Despite tremendous advances in psychological care, researchers are still uncertain as to the mechanism by which psychotherapy influences the brain and improves a person’s condition.
This knowledge gap may narrowing as a new study by University of California, Los Angeles ...
July 17th, 2014
A new study suggests that compromised sleep quality as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can lead to a reduction in physical activity.
Limited physical activity, in turn, is linked to negative health outcomes such as obesity.
“We found that sleep quality was ...
July 16th, 2014
Emerging research suggests that the amygdala, the small brain structure involved in emotional learning and fear acquisition, may hold the key to who is likely to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In a new study, a disparate group of researchers collaborated on a ...
July 7th, 2014
Over the past decade, researchers have learned that intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant health issue faced by women veterans.
However, until recently little has been known about women’s perception of the care they have been receiving.
Now, a new study discovers that ...
June 23rd, 2014
Finnish researchers confirm in a study in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia that patients who remain aware during anesthesia and surgery do not seem to be at increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other problems with psychosocial well-being.
"We found no ...