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23 Jul
PTSD Common After Sexual Assault, But Eases for Most

PTSD Common After Sexual Assault, But Eases for Most

Most sexual assault survivors have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) immediately after the attack, but it tends to lessen over the following months, a new study finds.

"One of the main takeaways is that the majority of recovery from post-traumatic stress happens in t...

28 May
Massive Gene Study Probes Origins of Depression

Massive Gene Study Probes Origins of Depression

Researchers who pinpointed 178 gene variants linked to major depression say their findings could improve diagnosis and treatment of a disorder that affects 1 in 5 people.

The study draws on a huge database, analyzing the genetic and health records of 1.2 million people f...

17 May
Post-COVID PTSD? Many Find Return to 'Normal' Unsettling

Post-COVID PTSD? Many Find Return to 'Normal' Unsettling

Many Americans felt relief and joy at the announcement last week that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks at many indoor and outdoor locations.

But don't be surprised if those good feelings come tinged with stress or worry: Mental health experts said in ...

07 May
State of Mind Matters for Survival After Heart Attack

State of Mind Matters for Survival After Heart Attack

Poor mental health after a heart attack may increase young and middle-aged adults' risk of another heart attack or death a few years later, a new study suggests.

The study included 283 heart attack survivors, aged 18 to 61 with an average age of 51, who completed questio...

07 May
Time Spent in ICU Linked to Higher Odds for Suicide Later

Time Spent in ICU Linked to Higher Odds for Suicide Later

Survivors of the intensive care unit (ICU) have a higher risk of self-harm and suicide after discharge than other hospital patients, a Canadian study shows.

Researchers compared the health records of 423,000 ICU survivors in the province of Ontario with those of with 3 m...

28 Apr
'Light Therapy' Could Help Brain-Injured Veterans Struggling With PTSD

'Light Therapy' Could Help Brain-Injured Veterans Struggling With PTSD

A popular treatment for the seasonal depression that strikes during dark winter months may also benefit veterans with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder, a small pilot study suggests.

Results from 16 older veterans found that bright light therapy...

20 Apr
High-Profile Police Brutality Cases Harm Black Americans' Mental Health: Study

High-Profile Police Brutality Cases Harm Black Americans' Mental Health: Study

As America awaits a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, new research finds that such high-profile police killings of Black people may take a big mental health toll on psyches across the country.

Researchers found that, on average, Black Americans reported an increase in ...

09 Apr
Stressed, Exhausted: Frontline Workers Faced Big Mental Strain in Pandemic

Stressed, Exhausted: Frontline Workers Faced Big Mental Strain in Pandemic

Doctors, nurses and other frontline health workers in U.S. emergency departments have struggled with significant mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll reveals.

"As the nation moves into what many believe is a fourth wave of COVID, this study i...

09 Apr
Nearly Half of U.S. Veterans Cited 'Personal Growth' During Pandemic: Survey

Nearly Half of U.S. Veterans Cited 'Personal Growth' During Pandemic: Survey

Could there actually be a mental health upside to the ongoing pandemic?

In a word, yes. At least that's the finding of a new survey, in which roughly four in 10 U.S. military veterans said that the experience has in some ways proven psychologically rewarding.

Nearl...

26 Feb
Mental Health 'Epidemic' Threatens Communities of Color Amid COVID-19

Mental Health 'Epidemic' Threatens Communities of Color Amid COVID-19

Communities of color face a burgeoning wave of mental health problems as a result of how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people interact and grieve, experts warn.

"We're about to have a mental health epidemic because of COVID," Vickie Mays, a professor of healt...

16 Feb
Mental Health Trauma Plagues Wildfire Survivors

Mental Health Trauma Plagues Wildfire Survivors

The 2018 wildfire that destroyed 239 square miles in Northern California, including the town of Paradise, left a lasting mental health crisis in its wake.

Many residents who survived the so-called Camp Fire are now grappling with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (P...

13 Jan
'Awareness' Under C-Section Anesthesia May Be Less Rare Than Thought

'Awareness' Under C-Section Anesthesia May Be Less Rare Than Thought

It's a woman's worst nightmare: You're having a C-section under anesthesia, but you suddenly become aware of what is happening during your surgery.

Now, a new study shows that phenomenon, known as "accidental awareness," is more common than believed. In fact, it may occu...

09 Dec
COVID Fuels Depression Among Pregnant Women, New Moms

COVID Fuels Depression Among Pregnant Women, New Moms

COVID-19 may be behind a concerning rise in the number of women suffering anxiety and depression before and soon after childbirth, a new study says.

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston surveyed more than 1,100 pregnant and postpartum women between Ma...

13 Nov
Is the Pandemic Harming Kids' Mental Health?

Is the Pandemic Harming Kids' Mental Health?

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 (HealthDay) -- Since last April, hospital emergency rooms across the United States have seen a sustained surge in visits related to the mental health of school-aged kids, a new report reveals.

The findings suggest the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a t...

17 Sep
PTSD May Be Tied to Greater Dementia Risk

PTSD May Be Tied to Greater Dementia Risk

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)may significantly increase the risk of dementia later in life, according to a new study.

The researchers found that people with a history of PTSD were up to two times more likely to develop dementia than those who never had PTSD.<...

27 Jul
PTSD Therapy Doesn't Trigger Drug Relapse in Addiction Patients: Study

PTSD Therapy Doesn't Trigger Drug Relapse in Addiction Patients: Study

Talk therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn't appear to increase addiction treatment patients' risk of relapse, a small new study says.

Roughly a quarter of people with drug or alcohol use disorders also have PTSD, typically caused by a traumatic or ...

01 Jul
New Leash on Life: How Dog-Walking Is Helping Veterans Battered by PTSD

New Leash on Life: How Dog-Walking Is Helping Veterans Battered by PTSD

Many soldiers experience traumas on the battlefield that leave them emotionally wounded, but something as simple as walking a dog might bring these veterans desperately needed psychic relief.

So suggests a new study where researchers compared how four weeks of walkin...

24 Jun
Cyberbullies and Their Victims Can Both Develop PTSD

Cyberbullies and Their Victims Can Both Develop PTSD

Both cyberbullies and their victims can suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new British study finds.

Cyberbullying is bullying online rather than in person. It's so pervasive that pediatricians should routinel...

16 Jun
'Trigger Warnings' May Do More Harm Than Good, Study Finds

'Trigger Warnings' May Do More Harm Than Good, Study Finds

Trigger warnings are meant to alert trauma survivors about unsettling text or content that they might find potentially distressing.

But these words of caution at the start of films or books may provide no help at all -- and might even hamper a traumatized person's ab...

02 Jun
AHA News: Looking for Ways to Protect Against Pandemic PTSD

AHA News: Looking for Ways to Protect Against Pandemic PTSD

As many places start to look forward to life after the first wave of the coronavirus, another type of illness could be about to follow in its wake.

"We're going to have many more mental health issues as time goes on," said Dr. Rima Styra, a psychiatrist at Toronto's Un...

22 May
Mental Health is Big Issue For Police Officers  Around The World: Study

Mental Health is Big Issue For Police Officers Around The World: Study

Mental health problems and substance abuse are common among cops, and more needs to be done to address those issues, researchers say.

Previous studies have suggested that first responders have a higher risk of mental health issues than the general public, but it wasn...

12 May
PTSD May Plague Nurses, Especially in COVID-19 Era

PTSD May Plague Nurses, Especially in COVID-19 Era

Nursing is not a profession for the fainthearted, but new research shows that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can strike nurses, and suggests the new coronavirus may make things even worse for those on the front lines of the pandemic.

Though the study was condu...

07 May
Depression, Anxiety, PTSD May Plague Many COVID-19 Survivors

Depression, Anxiety, PTSD May Plague Many COVID-19 Survivors

The ordeal faced by critically ill COVID-19 patients likely won't end even if they pull through and survive their life-threatening infection, experts fear.

Some of these survivors will be emotionally scarred by their time spent in an intensive care unit (ICU), and th...

04 May
Sexual Victimization Persists in U.S. Military for LGBTQs: Study

Sexual Victimization Persists in U.S. Military for LGBTQs: Study

Lesbian, gay and bisexual members in the U.S. military are at higher risk for sexual harassment, sexual assault and stalking, a new study reports.

And that sexual victimization can trigger mental health problems such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, sub...

14 Apr
4 in 10 Security Guards Suffer PTSD, Study Finds

4 in 10 Security Guards Suffer PTSD, Study Finds

Many British security guards have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to frequent verbal and physical abuse, researchers report.

Their interviews with 750 private security guards in the United Kingdom revealed that nearly 40% had symptoms of PTSD, and also ...

26 Mar
PTSD Can Take Heavy Toll on Hearts of Female Vets

PTSD Can Take Heavy Toll on Hearts of Female Vets

PTSD can cause severe psychic distress, but it may also raise heart risks for female veterans in particular, a new study suggests.

"The association we found was incredibly strong," said lead author Dr. Ramin Ebrahimi, a cardiologist affiliated with the Veterans Affai...

26 Mar
Could Viagra, Cialis Work Largely by Placebo Effect?

Could Viagra, Cialis Work Largely by Placebo Effect?

Until the discovery of Viagra, men with erectile dysfunction were largely left with the impression that their sexual problems were all in their head.

That might still be somewhat true, even in this age of little blue pills, a new paper argues.

A good number...

14 Feb
Traumatic Brain Injuries Raise Risk of Psychiatric Ills in Soldiers

Traumatic Brain Injuries Raise Risk of Psychiatric Ills in Soldiers

U.S. soldiers who suffer a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to suffer other mental health woes than those with other serious injuries, a new study finds.

It also showed that the rate of mental health disorders among seriously injured so...

06 Feb
9/11 Study Shows PTSD Tied to Earlier Death

9/11 Study Shows PTSD Tied to Earlier Death

Survivors of the 2001 terrorist attack on New York City's World Trade Center who developed PTSD have a lasting risk of premature death, a new study finds.

The study of nearly 64,000 emergency responders and civilians found that the longer the post-traumatic stress di...

05 Feb
Veterans' Tough Veneer May Influence PTSD Severity

Veterans' Tough Veneer May Influence PTSD Severity

Traits relating to traditional masculinity -- such as self-reliance and stoicism -- are associated with more severe and difficult-to-treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans, researchers say.

"Overall, we found that strict adherence to masculi...

04 Feb
Online Bullies Make Teen Depression, PTSD Even Worse: Survey

Online Bullies Make Teen Depression, PTSD Even Worse: Survey

Cyberbullying can worsen symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people, new research shows.

That's the conclusion of a recent survey of 50 teens who were inpatients at a suburban psychiatric hospital near New York City. Researchers reporte...

23 Jan
More Lasting Damage From Gun Violence Than Car Accidents

More Lasting Damage From Gun Violence Than Car Accidents

Gun violence appears to deliver more long-term damage to survivors than car crashes do.

"Our study shows that injury, and especially firearm injury, casts a long shadow over the lives of those who survive," said study author Dr. Juan Herrera-Escobar. He is research d...

15 Jan
Trauma of Miscarriage May Trigger PTSD

Trauma of Miscarriage May Trigger PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) isn't confined to soldiers on the battlefield; it can happen to anyone after a traumatic event -- including pregnancy loss.

After a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, 1 in 6 women can have PTSD nearly a year later, European resea...

10 Jan
Hong Kong Unrest Leaves Millions to Struggle With PTSD, Depression

Hong Kong Unrest Leaves Millions to Struggle With PTSD, Depression

As mass protests have swept across Hong Kong in recent months, a mounting mental health toll will be tough to tackle, new research suggests.

Surveys conducted over 10 years show there was a sixfold increase in the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) s...

20 Nov
Gunshot Survivors May Struggle With Emotional Aftermath for Years

Gunshot Survivors May Struggle With Emotional Aftermath for Years

Even years after a gunshot wound heals, shooting survivors may be at greater risk of alcohol abuse, drug abuse and unemployment, new research finds.

The study of more than 180 gunshot victims also found that nearly half appeared to have post-traumatic stress disorder...

14 Nov
AHA News: Heart Attack Survivors Who Develop PTSD Don't Always Take Heart Meds

AHA News: Heart Attack Survivors Who Develop PTSD Don't Always Take Heart Meds

Experiencing a heart attack may be so terrifying that it triggers post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and those who develop PTSD have twice the risk of having a second heart attack.

That's according to new research that suggests this may be because PTSD keeps them...

11 Nov
Veterans Often Hit Hard by Deaths of Fellow Soldiers

Veterans Often Hit Hard by Deaths of Fellow Soldiers

As Americans pay tribute to all veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces Monday, new research suggests that how comrades died can affect levels of grief among soldiers who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"Our goal was to better understand how combat veteran...

17 Oct
PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Younger Adults

PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Younger Adults

Young and middle-aged adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased risk of stroke, new research suggests.

For the study, researchers analyzed medical data from more than 1 million veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They ranged in age ...

10 Sep
Dogs Help Injured Vets Cope

Dogs Help Injured Vets Cope

A big floppy-faced St. Bernard saved the life of Army veteran and combat medic Brian Gliba -- but not in the way you might think.

Gliba first met Zeus in 2009 while battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dealing with the medical havoc wrought by an IED bl...

05 Sep
PTSD a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer?

PTSD a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer?

Struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may make a woman more vulnerable to ovarian cancer, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from a national study of nearly 55,000 U.S. women and concluded that those who'd had six to seven symptoms of PTS...

27 Aug
AHA News: Understanding Connection Between Poverty, Childhood Trauma and Heart Disease

AHA News: Understanding Connection Between Poverty, Childhood Trauma and Heart Disease

Traumatic childhood experiences among the poor and uninsured are associated with higher cardiovascular risk, according to new research.

Experts have long known difficult childhoods are linked with a wide range of health risks later in life, including obesity, substa...

25 Jul
Brain Changes Noted in Holocaust Survivors and Their Children

Brain Changes Noted in Holocaust Survivors and Their Children

Holocaust survivors may have suffered permanent harmful changes to their brain structure, and the brains of their children and grandchildren may also be affected, a small study reveals.

"After more than 70 years, the impact of surviving the Holocaust on brain functio...

24 Jun
Vets With PTSD Face Higher Odds for Early Death From Multiple Causes

Vets With PTSD Face Higher Odds for Early Death From Multiple Causes

U.S. veterans with PTSD are twice as likely as the general population to die from suicide, accidents and viral hepatitis, a new study finds.

Veterans with PTSD also have a higher risk of death from diabetes and liver disease, according to the study published June 24 ...

12 Jun
1 in 5 People Living in Conflict Areas Has a Mental Health Problem

1 in 5 People Living in Conflict Areas Has a Mental Health Problem

About 22% of people who live in conflict areas suffer from mental health problems, a new study review finds.

Common problems include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to the World Health Organizatio...

13 May
Scientists Spot Chemical Signs of Suicidal Thoughts in Brains of Those With PTSD

Scientists Spot Chemical Signs of Suicidal Thoughts in Brains of Those With PTSD

Imagine if brain scans could show whether someone with PTSD is on the verge of suicide. Sound too far-fetched to be true?

Now, a small, new study suggests it's possible simply by tracking the way a common brain chemical is distributed across the brain.

The ...

26 Apr
'Exposure Therapy' May Work Best for PTSD Plus Drinking Problems

'Exposure Therapy' May Work Best for PTSD Plus Drinking Problems

For veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) combined with a drinking problem, the type of psychotherapy prescribed can make a difference in recovery rates, a new study finds.

So-called prolonged exposure therapy is more effective than coping skills therap...

11 Apr
Grief, Divorce Can Really Tax the Heart

Grief, Divorce Can Really Tax the Heart

For some people, the stress of dealing with a particularly rough patch in life or trauma may also strain the heart, a large new study suggests.

The research, based on over 1.6 million Swedish adults, found that those diagnosed with a stress-related disorder faced a h...

04 Apr
Scientists Spot Brain Cells That Control Traumatic Memories

Scientists Spot Brain Cells That Control Traumatic Memories

If you've ever been suddenly and unexpectedly reminded of a past trauma, you may wonder if those old fears will ever stop haunting you.

Now, neuroscientists say they've discovered a group of brain cells that control frightening memories, and they suggest that the fin...

28 Mar
Kids Can Get 'Stuck' on Traumatic Event, Leading to PTSD

Kids Can Get 'Stuck' on Traumatic Event, Leading to PTSD

The risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among children and teens is higher if they think their response to a traumatic event is abnormal, a new study indicates.

Most kids fully recover after a traumatic event, such as a car accident. But some develop PTSD t...

13 Feb
Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans' Hearts?

Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans' Hearts?

By itself, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn't raise the risk of heart disease for U.S. veterans, a new study finds.

"Instead, a combination of physical disorders, psychiatric disorders and smoking -- that are more common in patients with PTSD versus withou...

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