Psychology & Psychiatry

Service dogs change lives of veterans with PTSD for the better

Veterans can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after stressful or traumatic events. Utrecht University researcher Emmy van Houtert studied the influence of service dogs on the symptoms of PTSD. She also looked ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Environmental factors behind depression in Sri Lanka

Depression is influenced more by environmental factors than genetic ones, said a study conducted in Sri Lanka—a country devastated by a long-running civil war (1983–2009) and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, resulting in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mobile app reduces post-traumatic stress

Support offered by a phone app can relieve post-traumatic stress and depression. A new study from Uppsala University's National Centre for Disaster Psychiatry involving 179 patients shows that a dedicated PTSD app, PTSD Coach, ...

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