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Too Much Trauma Coverage Can Be More Stressful Than Being There

December 11th, 2013
Too Much Trauma Coverage Can Be More Stressful Than Being ThereAlthough advances in technology allow ongoing coverage of breaking news, the knowledge may come at a cost as researchers discover the exposure can lead to ...

Combined Therapy Program Can Speed PTSD Recovery in Vets

December 11th, 2013
Combined Therapy Program Can Speed PTSD Recovery in VetsA new therapeutic approach uses traditional psychotherapies and training to relieve combat-related symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans and active U.S. service members. The technique is ...

CBT May Repair PTSD Brain Alterations

December 8th, 2013
man talking counseling therapy SSA new European study suggests cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or talk therapy helps individuals with PTSD by mitigating the biological disturbances in the brain that resulted from trauma exposures. In a ...

Neurofeedback Training for PTSD

December 4th, 2013
Neurofeedback Training for PTSDInnovative research from Western University (London, Canada) suggest a form of biofeedback training can aid the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Experts believe neurofeedback training helps to alter the plasticity of ...

PTSD Linked to Greater Risk of Obesity in Women

November 30th, 2013
PTSD Linked to Greater Risk of Obesity in WomenWomen suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at greater risk for becoming overweight or obese, according to the latest results from the Nurses Health Study. The ...

Maternal PTSD Ups Risk in Children

November 29th, 2013
Maternal PTSD Ups Risk in ChildrenA new study indicates that a child is more likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if his/her mother has the condition. As published in the Journal of Depression ...

Greed Makes Bad Events Worse

November 27th, 2013
Greed Makes Bad Events Worse   While the negative health effects of materialism, avarice, or greed are well-known, a new study suggests the mindset can indirectly lead to additional problems. University of Illinois business ...

Boston Marathon Bombing Spiked PTSD Among Veterans

November 11th, 2013
Boston Marathon Bombing Spiked PTSD Among Veterans New research suggests traumatic events may indirectly affect individuals already diagnosed with PTSD, escalating symptoms and distress. The findings emerge from a new study which discovered many Boston-area ...

Strong Therapist/Client Relationship Necessary for Exposure Therapy

November 8th, 2013
Strong Therapist/Client Relationship Necessary for Exposure TherapyEmerging research suggests a strong bond between therapist and client must be established to maximize the benefits of exposure therapy. Exposure therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress ...

Exposure Therapy Turns Off Fear Neurons to Treat Anxiety

November 4th, 2013
Exposure Therapy Turns Off Fear Neurons to Treat AnxietyExposure therapy is often used to treat anxiety disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias; despite its effectiveness, little is known of the biological processes underpinning the ...
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