Psychology & Psychiatry

Reducing post-traumatic stress after intensive care unit

Women are more likely to suffer post-traumatic stress than men after leaving an intensive care unit (ICU), finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care. However, psychological and physical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

US soldier's widow speaks on post-traumatic stress

Amy Miner says the last night of her husband's life got off to an amazing start. Kryn Miner and his wife attended a wedding in April in Vermont with two of their four children, dancing and celebrating with good friends. But ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Virtual combat game helps treat stress disorder

US doctors are treating soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by plunging them back into combat, using a virtual reality game that simulates battle scenes from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Neuroscience

How the stress hormone cortisol reinforces traumatic memories

The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences. However, it is effective not only while the memory is being formed for the first time, but also later when people look back at an experience while the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New cause of chronic stress identified in the brain

In an international collaboration between MedUni Vienna, Semmelweis University in Budapest, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and Yale University, researchers have identified a new process in the brain that is responsible ...

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