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Poor sleep linked to PTSD after heart attack

Clinicians have long speculated that poor sleep may be a mechanism involved in the higher risk of further cardiac events or death among those...

For PTSD combat vets, ‘fear circuitry’ in the brain never rests

Chronic trauma can inflict lasting damage to brain regions associated with fear and anxiety. Previous imaging studies of people with post-traumatic stress disorder, or...

First pharmaceutical treatment for PTSD within reach?

In a first-of-its-kind effort to illuminate the biochemical impact of trauma, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered a connection between the quantity...

Hormone deficiency mimics post-concussion PTSD, depression

Up to 20 percent of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have experienced at least one blast concussion. New research suggests that nearly half these...

Genetic link to PTSD found

Research has found that the action of a specific gene occurring during exposure to adolescent trauma is critical for the development of adult-onset Post-Traumatic...

PTSD genes identified by UCLA study

Why do some persons succumb to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others who suffered the same ordeal do not? A new UCLA study may...

Emergency dispatchers suffer from symptoms of PTSD

Dispatchers who answer 911 and 999 emergency calls suffer emotional distress which can lead to symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a new study...

Blood pressure drug effective for treating PTSD-related nightmares

Mayo Clinic researchers this week will announce the use of the blood pressure drug prazosin as an effective treatment to curb post- traumatic stress...

National guardsmen risk triple whammy: PTSD, booze, depression

Soldiers in the National Guard with no history of alcohol abuse are at significant risk of developing alcohol-related problems during and after deployment, according...

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