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Child soldier trauma in Uganda shares similarities with Northern Ireland

Psychology students at Queen's University have discovered similarities between child soldier trauma in Uganda and those children caught up in Northern Ireland's Troubles. Post-graduate students from the Doctoral Programme in Educational, Child a...

Chinks in the brain circuitry make some more vulnerable to anxiety

Why do some people fret over the most trivial matters while others remain calm in the face of calamity? Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified two different chinks in our brain circuitry that explain why some of us ar...

Turning off stress

Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect soldiers after combat or ordinary people who have undergone harrowing experiences. Of course, feelings of anxiety are normal and even desirable -- they are part of what helps us survive in a world of real t...

Awake despite anesthesia

Out of every 1000 patients, two at most wake up during their operation. Unintended awareness in the patient is thus classified as an occasional complication of anesthesia -- but being aware of things happening during the operation, and being able to...

Drug reduces the increase in fear caused by previous traumatic experiences...

Mice previously exposed to traumatic situations demonstrate a more persistent memory of fear conditioning - acquired by associating an acoustic stimulus with an aversive stimulus - and lack the ability to inhibit this fear. This phenomenon is simila...

More than 3,000 survivors of the WTC attacks experience long-term post-traumatic...

January 6, 2010 -- Nearly 10 years after the greatest human-made disaster in U.S. history-- the destruction of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers -- there has been little research documenting the attacks' consequences among those most directly affe...

‘Long-shot’ discovery may lead to advances in treating anxiety, memory disorders

An unexpected discovery by UCLA life scientists holds promise for the future development of treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders, and potentially for Alzheimer's disease and other memory-impairment diseases. ...

MSU leads first study of resiliency on the battlefield

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- In the first combat-zone study of its kind, a research team led by Michigan State University found that soldiers with a positive outlook in the most traumatic situations were less likely to suffer health problems such a...

UCI researchers find novel memory-enhancing mechanism in brain

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 -- UC Irvine researchers have identified a novel mechanism in the brain that boosts memory. In collaboration with scientists at Germany's University of Munster, the UCI team found that a small protein called neurope...

A third of LGBT youth suffer mental disorders

One-third of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth have attempted suicide in their lifetime -- a prevalence comparable to urban, minority youth -- but a majority do not experience mental illness, according to a report by researchers at the Un...

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