PTSD Treatment News and Information

What is PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)?

PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of PTSD usually begin early, within 3 months of the traumatic incident, but sometimes they begin years afterward. Symptoms must last more than a month and be severe enough to interfere with relationships or work to be considered PTSD. The course of the illness varies. Some people recover within 6 months, while others have symptoms that last much longer. In some people, the condition becomes chronic.

See below for updated news and information regarding PTSD including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest PTSD Treatment News and Research

PTSD Research News: Researchers detail novel underlying mechanism involved in PTSD and other anxiety disorders

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM) - University of Alabama at Birmingham neurobiologist Lynn Dobrunz, Ph.D., has discovered a novel mechanism for how stress-induced anxiety — the type of experience that can produce post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD — affects circuit function in the hippocampus, the area of the brain where aversive memories are formed. These studies by Dobrunz and colleagues fill ...
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Study Finds Individual Therapy Relieves PTSD Symptoms Better Than Group Therapy

(DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER) According to a recent press release, although both group and individual therapy can ease post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in active-duty military service members, individual therapy relieved PTSD symptoms better and quicker, according to a study led by a Duke University School of Medicine researcher ...
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