PTSD

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  • One-fifth of cancer survivors suffer from PTSD

    One-fifth of cancer survivors suffer from PTSD

    Nearly one-fifth of patients with cancer experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), finds a study highlighting the need for early identification, careful monitoring and treatment of PTSD in cancer survivors. Although PTSD is primarily known to develop in individuals following a......

    November 20, 2017
  • Virtual 'humans' can better identify PTSD

    Virtual 'humans' can better identify PTSD

    A virtual interviewer is more likely to make people open up about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as anonymity with social connection helps patients reveal more about their mental health symptoms, a study has found. Soldiers who have experienced combat can......

    October 13, 2017
  • Ketamine may help prevent traumatic disorders

    Ketamine may help prevent traumatic disorders

    Administering a single dose of ketamine -- a drug commonly used as general anaesthetic or a rapid-acting antidepressant -- one week before a stressful event can act as a buffer against a heightened fear response and might prevent post-traumatic stress......

    February 9, 2017
  • Ketamine may help prevent traumatic disorders

    Ketamine may help prevent traumatic disorders

    Administering a single dose of ketamine -- a drug commonly used as general anaesthetic or a rapid-acting antidepressant -- one week before a stressful event can act as a buffer against a heightened fear response and might prevent post-traumatic stress......

    February 9, 2017
  • Sleep processes traumatic experiences

    Sleep processes traumatic experiences

    A sound sleep in the first 24 hours after suffering a trauma can help individuals with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to process the horrific experiences, a study has found.People with PTSD experience highly emotional and distressing memories or even......

    December 14, 2016
  • Shooting exposure can lead to PTSD in women

    Shooting exposure can lead to PTSD in women

    Witnessing shooting incidents or gang violence can lead post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women, warns a study.Those with PTSD had more severe depression symptoms than other women in the study who did not exhibit signs of PTSD, said principal investigator......

    December 11, 2016
  • Wearable device may improve sleep, reduce PTSD risk

    Wearable device may improve sleep, reduce PTSD risk

    A wearable device developed by Arizona-based research firm Brain State Technologies could help improve sleep and thereby lower the risk of developing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suggests new research. Recent studies show that sleep disturbance is not only a......

    August 17, 2016