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The Family Tree Of Phobia

By | Mon, 12/02/2013 - 13:46

Fear conditioning in mice showed how subsequent generations can inherit fear based on modified gene activity.


Inmate Claims Man Who Snuck Into NYC Jail Caused ‘Psychological Damage’

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 17:29

Matthew Matagrano is serving 10 years for sneaking into NYC prisons. Now an inmate he sexually molested is suing the city for negligence, citing psychological damage.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy Could Help Veterans With PTSD Face Their Fears

Prolonged Exposure Therapy Could Help Veterans With PTSD Face Their Fears

By | Thu, 07/18/2013 - 00:35

Veterans with PTSD could benefit from prolonged exposure therapy, which was originally used to treat women traumatized by sexual assault or rape.

Mind-Bosy Exercises May Ease Symptoms of PTSD

Mind-Body Exercises May Ease Symptoms of PTSD

By | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 18:57

A study on nurses found that stretching and meditation, in conjunction with mindfulness, can normalize stress hormone levels and ease PTSD symptoms.

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Changes In DSM-5: Racism Can Cause PTSD Similar To That Of Soldiers After War

By | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 16:51

Updates to the recently released DSM-5 could potentially transform how race-based traumas are diagnosed in ethnic minorities.

'Fear Circuitry' in Combat Veterans' Brains Always on High Alert  with PTSD

PTSD Combat Veterans' 'Fear Circuitry' In Brains Always On High Alert

By | Sun, 05/19/2013 - 19:36

In order to better diagnose PTSD, researchers searched for and discovered the parts of the brain associated with the disorder.

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Alcohol Doesn't Help Forget Bad Memories

By | Mon, 09/03/2012 - 10:01

People often take up drinking to overcome or forget a traumatic experience. However, excessive drinking can rewire the brain and cause the opposite effect.

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Oregon Veterans Want to Add PTSD to Medical Marijuana List

By | Tue, 08/28/2012 - 08:42

A campaign is on for seeking to add post traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions where people can use medical marijuana. The state has an estimated 300,000 veterans of which more than 20,000 have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, some of whom affected by PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) to a great extent, Oregon Live reported.