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Partner Abuse Ups Postpartum Mental Health Issues

April 29th, 2014
Partner Abuse Ups Postpartum Mental Health IssuesNew research links a history of intimate partner abuse to postpartum mental health problems and suggests providers should heighten monitoring of new mothers. Investigators examined associations of psychological, physical, ...

Many ICU Survivors Show Depression in Physical Signs

April 25th, 2014
Many ICU Survivors Show Depression in Physical SignsNew research suggests that more than 30 percent of survivors of critical illness develop depression. Saliently, a majority of the individuals present symptoms physically, rather than mentally. As reported ...

Modeling the Cellular Basis of Memory

April 17th, 2014
Modeling the Cellular Basis of MemoryResearchers at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains the cellular mechanisms responsible for retaining select memories a few hours after an event. This new ...

Domestic Abuse of New Mothers = Mental Health Problems

April 15th, 2014
Domestic Abuse of New Mothers = Mental Health ProblemsEmerging research links domestic abuse to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in mothers. Investigators also found that specific types of abuse ...

New Computer Model Recognizes 21 Distinct Facial Expressions

April 12th, 2014
New Computer Model Recognizes 21 Distinct Facial ExpressionsA new computer model designed by Ohio State University researchers can recognize 21 facial expressions -- even those that are seemingly contradictory, such as “happily disgusted” or ...

Virtual Reality Therapy May Reduce PTSD Symptoms

March 26th, 2014
Virtual Reality Therapy May Reduce PTSD Symptoms A new study evaluates the use of virtual reality (VR) treatment for relief of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Posttraumatic stress disorder is common among military veterans and is ...

9/11 First Responders At Risk For PTSD, Sleep Apnea

March 24th, 2014
 9/11 First Responders At Risk For PTSD, Sleep ApneaNew research discovers the particulate manner inhaled by 9/11 first responders increases the risk of obstructed sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), both conditions ...

Psychological Problems Plague Many Survivors of Serious Accidents

March 20th, 2014
Psychological Problems Plague Many Survivors of Serious Accidents The good news is that contemporary medical care and technology saves lives after critical illnesses and accidents; the bad news is that long-term hospitalizations and need ...

Suppression of Memories Can Be Beneficial

March 19th, 2014
Suppression of Memories May be Beneficial  New research posits suppression of unwanted memories is helpful as the action prevents the memories from influencing future behavior. Investigators say the findings challenge the idea that suppressed memories ...

Talking Through Abuse Helps Kids Avoid PTSD

March 6th, 2014
Talking Through Abuse Helps Kids Avoid PTSDA Penn State researcher finds an interesting differential among kids who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of child abuse, and those who did not. Chad Shenk, ...