Psychology & Psychiatry

Dual treatments help PTSD and depression

This study is the first randomized control trial to rigorously test a sequential approach to treating comorbid PTSD and major depressive disorder.

Genetics

Genetic analysis of symptoms yields new insights into PTSD

Attempts to identify the genetic causes of neuropsychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through large-scale genome-wide analyses have yielded thousands of potential links. The challenge is further ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

PTSD link to pandemic fears

Even at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, people around the world became more fearful of what could happen to them or their family.

Medications

Repeated ketamine infusions reduce PTSD symptom severity

Repeated intravenous (IV) ketamine infusions significantly reduce symptom severity in individuals with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the improvement is rapid and maintained for several weeks afterwards, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain imaging predicts PTSD after brain injury

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder brought on by physical and/or psychological trauma. How its symptoms, including anxiety, depression and cognitive disturbances arise remains incompletely ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain tissue yields clues to causes of PTSD

A post-mortem analysis of brain tissue from people who had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may help explain enduring mysteries about the disorder, such as why women are more susceptible to it and ...

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