Psychology & Psychiatry

Children develop PTSD when they 'overthink' their trauma

Children are more likely to suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if they think their reaction to traumatic events is not 'normal' - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.


Sexual violence haunts women with vivid memories decades later

Women who are sexually assaulted experience more vivid memories than women coping with the aftermath of other traumatic, life-altering events not associated with sexual violence, according to a new Rutgers-New Brunswick study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Military-related trauma tied to eating disorder symptoms

(HealthDay)—Noncombat, military-related trauma is associated with eating disorder symptom severity in male veterans, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Psychology & Psychiatry

High levels of anxiety found among Syrian refugee children

The Syria Civil War has exposed millions of civilians to extreme physical and emotional trauma. Anxiety is common among Syrian refugee children, affecting more than four in five children, according to research presented at ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Neuroimaging may aid in predicting PTSD following trauma

A recent study conducted by Emory University researchers finds that amygdala reactivity may help predict who will have PTSD in the year following a trauma. The amygdala is the area in the brain that processes emotion, aggression ...

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