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Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Prolonged exposure therapy, also known as PE therapy, is the term for a form of psychotherapy that purposefully exposes the individual to situations that trigger debilitating or dysfunctional stress reactions. This exposure is intended to help a person overcome damaging reactions and develop a new ability to cope with the effects of stress. Current evidence […]

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Children Also Suffer From PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is unfortunately gaining everyday household recognition. But it’s not just the thousands of soldiers coming back from Afghanistan that are coming home with PTSD – it’s also being diagnosed in millions of young children.

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PTSD’s Effects on Social Interaction

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can appear when any given individual experiences events or situations that overwhelm the brain’s stress-related coping mechanisms and make certain damaging changes in ongoing mental function.

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Symptoms, Medications for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that has received a great deal of media attention over recent years due to the growing number of former combat veterans diagnosed with it. As a group, soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed in record numbers. Military service or exposure to war, violence, […]

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A New Definition of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is serious mental health condition associated with exposure to an event that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope successfully with high levels of stress. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a guidebook referenced by the vast majority of America’s mental health professionals, once listed PTSD as a form of […]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Silent Epidemic?

The diagnosis of PTSD has gained media attention regarding veterans returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan such that a basic knowledge and understanding of this disorder has become mainstream. The average person on the street has at least heard of the disorder and has some idea about what the symptoms are and perhaps even […]

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Predicting PTSD Before it Occurs

Most of us experience intense emotions and reactions after a traumatizing event like a combat situation or a vehicle accident. Some people suffer much longer and become caught up in the throws of a long term disorder such as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD which can be debilitating.

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A Genetic Link May Put Some Families at More Risk For PTSD And Depression

Scientists are researching why some people who have experienced trauma develop PTSD and others do not. Out of a group of people who witness the exact same scene of murder or natural disaster, only part of that group may later experience the symptoms of PTSD while others recover from the trauma more quickly. Scientists want […]

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Signs of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Escalate During Holidays

Not wanting to sit where they can’t see the door. Not wanting to mingle and socialize or avoiding social gatherings altogether. These are common symptoms for people with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that may be especially escalated during the holiday season.

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Study Helps Predict Reactions to Trauma in Police Officers

When examining cases of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), we often think in terms of veterans who have been through periods of intense war. One often overlooked group of individuals who are also prone to PTSD are police officers.

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