Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain biomarkers identify those at risk of severe PTSD symptoms

Using sophisticated computational tools, researchers at Yale University and the Icahn School of Medicine have discovered biomarkers that may explain why symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be so severe for ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Violence declines during intensive PTSD treatment, study says

Combat veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced declines in violent behavior while undergoing treatment in an intensive Veterans Health Administration (VHA) PTSD program, according to a new ...

Neuroscience

Retina may be sensitive gauge of blast-wave pressure injury

Modern military conflict has dramatically increased the number of military personnel and civilians exposed to blast wave pressure. Although traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a well-recognized consequence of extreme blast waves, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pilot study shows meditation can help US veterans manage chronic pain

They return to the United States with multiple types of trauma, and suffer from one of the highest rates of chronic pain of any population in the United States. They are U.S. veterans. A major challenge for health care providers ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Expressive writing shows some benefits for returning vets

In a study of nearly 1,300 returning veterans reporting reintegration problems, those who completed online expressive-writing sessions showed more improvements than peers who had not written at all or who had engaged only ...

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