Psychology & Psychiatry

Stress hormones: Good or bad for posttraumatic stress disorder risk?

Glucocorticoids, a group of hormones that includes cortisol, are considered stress hormones because their levels increase following stress. When their relationship to stress was first identified, it was shown that the release ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

One in eight heart patients suffer post-traumatic stress disorder

One in eight people who suffer a heart attack or other acute coronary event experience clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a meta-analysis of 24 studies led by Columbia University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

9/11 leaves a legacy of psychiatric trauma, stress

The September 11 terror strikes left American psychiatrists a lasting legacy of unexpected size: thousands of people living and struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, 10 years on.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Acute impact on brain function in earthquake survivors

New research has found that the Wenchuan, China earthquake that occurred on 12 May 2008 had an acute impact on the brain function of physically healthy survivors and poses a risk to the mental health of these survivors. The ...

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