Psychology & Psychiatry

0.5 percent of the population suffer from severe PTSD

Trauma-related disorders were previously classified under one single diagnosis—post-traumatic stress disorder. Now, a representative survey carried out by a UZH psychopathologist has shown for the first time how often such ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Drug improves PTSD traits in rat model of explosive blasts

Male rats exposed to air blasts designed to mimic those from explosives used in recent military conflicts have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that are improved by a drug currently being evaluated in humans ...

Neuroscience

Exploring the neuroscience of behavioral therapy in rats

Psychotherapy may improve symptoms of psychiatric disorders by increasing activity in the medial prefrontal cortex, suggests a study of rats exposed to chronic stress. The research, published in JNeurosci, is a step toward ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Easing refugees' trauma with psychotherapy

They are suffering from nightmares, flashbacks, depression, or anxiety disorders: refugees coming to Germany from conflict areas are frequently traumatized. "Realistic estimates state that up to 40 per cent of refugees have ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Trauma takes a toll on half of U.S. kids

(HealthDay)—Nearly half of American children have faced at least one traumatic experience, such as the death of a parent, witnessing a violent crime or living with someone who is suicidal or abuses drugs or alcohol, new ...

Cardiology

Traumatic events take toll on the heart

Today it seems about everything has been shown to lead to heart disease. Of course smoking is bad for you, as is high blood pressure. There's even mounting evidence that psychosocial factors can cause heart problems. A new ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to talk to children about terrorism

Distressing events like the recent terrorist attack in Manchester affect us all in different ways. While adults often have enough life experience to be able to take a long-term perspective towards such disasters, children ...

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