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PTSD and Childhood Trauma

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article by Tyven Gabriner   In 2015, the Children’s’ Advocacy Centers nationwide reported over 311,000 cases of child abuse with an estimated 1,670 children who died of abuse and neglect. Children who experience physical, sexual, emotional, and verbal abuse can be diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) which could lead to a lifetime of […]

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Lady Gaga Reveals She Has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Lady Gaga has mentioned that she has struggled with mental health issues in the past but has rarely mentioned specifics. Now, almost two years after revealing to the world that she was raped at the age of 19, the singer and actress publicly told a group of young LGBT people in New York that she lives […]

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Could a Wearable ‘Visor’ Reduce The Risk Of PTSD?

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Sleep disturbances have long been associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and recent research suggests it may even play a role in the development of PTSD. With this in mind, a group of researchers from Brain State Technologies has set out to develop a tool they believe could reduce the risk of PTSD in individuals by […]

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Exploring The Link Between PTSD and Binge Eating

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect a person’s live in countless ways. Many have trouble getting proper sleep, while others struggle to interact with others in public due to their condition. What you might not know is PTSD also frequently affects a person’s eating patterns in surprising and sometimes dangerous ways. For years, researchers have […]

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A News Media Diet: Repeated Viewing of Tragedies Is Bad for Your Mental Health

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We’ve seen a string of horrific events unfold in the U.S. and abroad over the last several weeks and months. It seems that before we’ve buried people who have died in one event, another incident is occurring before us on the news. Beyond the events themselves, the twenty four hour news cycle and immediacy of […]

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Hippocampus Size May Indicate How Well Someone Will Respond To PTSD Treatment

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Post-traumatic stress disorder is an often debilitating disorder that can be incredibly difficult to treat, but a new study published in the journal Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging may help identify those who will respond best to treatment. According to the report, individuals with a larger hippocampus are more likely to respond positively to treatment for PTSD. […]

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Does Early Intervention Improve PTSD Recovery?

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Early intervention and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) helps the majority of those who experience the disorder recover. However, a sizable number continue to struggle with PTSD for years after a traumatic event despite early interventions, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. For the study, a team of […]

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Bowe Bergdahl’s Schizotypal Personality Disorder Diagnosis May Explain His Desertion

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The story of Bowe Bergdahl, the Army Sgt. Captured and held by the Taliban for almost five years, has captured the attention of America for years, largely because there are still so many questions. However, the latest chapter may provide answers as to how the young serviceman wound up leaving his base and being held […]

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A ‘Video Game’ May Help Reduce Veterans’ PTSD Symptoms

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According to new research, veterans may find relief from their post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in an unlikely place – a ‘video game’. As reported in the American Journal of Psychiatry, a computerized attention-control training program can significantly reduce combat veterans’ preoccupation with, or avoidance of, threat and attendant PTSD symptoms. In comparison, research has shown […]

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Lack of Sleep May Contribute To PTSD Development

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A new study presented in a platform session at SLEEP 2015 suggests that treating sleep issues may contribute to a significant enhancement in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the study, human volunteers who learned a specific visual cue indicated they were about to receive an electric shock were notably more likely to […]

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