PTSD News

Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Psychiatric Disorders

May 31st, 2014
Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Psychiatric DisordersThe sudden loss of a loved one can trigger a variety of psychiatric disorders in people with no history of mental illness, according to a new ...

Patient Choice of Treatment for PTSD Can Lead to Cost Savings

May 29th, 2014
Empowering Patients on Choice of Care, Improves PTSD Cost-Effectiveness A new cost-analysis of post-traumatic stress disorder treatments shows that letting patients choose their course of treatment -- either psychotherapy or medication -- is less expensive ...

Repeated Sexual Assault Victims Face Greater Psychological Consequences

May 24th, 2014
Repeated Sexual Assault Victims Face Greater Psychological ConsequencesA new study shows that victims who experience repeated forms of sexual violence — including rape -- experience greater levels of psychological and behavioral consequences than previously ...

Intensive Care Can Spawn PTSD Symptoms

May 20th, 2014
Intensive Care Can Spawn PTSD SymptomsNew research suggests receiving care in an intensive care unit can inadvertently lead to risk of developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study, presented at the American Thoracic Society International ...

Mindfulness Training May Ease Combat Stress, Related Illness

May 17th, 2014
Mindfulness Training May Ease Combat Stress, Related IllnessMindfulness meditation training may help U.S. Marines prepare for and recover from stressful combat situations. This could help reduce the growing trend of stress-related health conditions among military ...

Integrating Mental Health with Ob/Gyn Visits Eases Women’s Depression

May 10th, 2014
Integrating Mental Health with Ob/Gyn Visits Eases Women’s DepressionWomen who received collaborative care for depression at two University of Washington Medicine obstetrics and gynecology clinics showed fewer symptoms after treatment than women receiving usual ...

Tackling Test Anxiety May Help Kids In Other Areas

May 10th, 2014
Tackling Test Anxiety May Help Kids In Other AreasShowing students how to cope with test anxiety might also help them handle built-up angst and concerns about other issues, according to a new study. Conducted by ...

Smartphone App for Bipolar Detects Early Mood Changes

May 9th, 2014
Smartphone App for Bipolar Detects Early Mood ChangesA new smartphone app may be able to give bipolar patients and their health care providers an early warning before mood swings, according to new research from ...

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 ...