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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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New Perspective on the Effectiveness of Current Treatments for PTSD

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a medically serious form of anxiety that can occur in the weeks following exposure to a range of traumatic and/or life-threatening events and situations. According to figures compiled by the National Center for PTSD, roughly 6 to 7 percent of all Americans will develop the disorder during either childhood or […]

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Exposure Therapy Helps Prevent PTSD, Study Finds

Acute stress disorder (ASD) is an anxiety disorder that, in some respects, closely resembles another anxiety-related condition called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In fact, the majority of people who initially develop ASD in the aftermath of a traumatic event later go on to develop diagnosable cases of PTSD. Psychotherapists who treat acute stress disorder can […]

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Army Reports Flaws in Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Anyone who experiences something traumatic, such as abuse, sexual assault, the death of a loved one, is susceptible to the devastating mental disorder called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. It is particularly prevalent among veterans who have been overseas. Many of the things they see, do, and experience are traumatic, leaving them vulnerable to the […]

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Long Waits in Emergency Rooms Linked to PTSD, Poor Prognosis

While most of us believe stress comes before the heart attack, a new study shows that a long wait in an emergency room can contribute to the development of the symptoms related to post traumatic stress disorder.

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Psychological Therapy Improves Symptoms in Children with PTSD

Most people probably tend to identify post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, with combat veterans or other adults who have undergone some sort of intensely traumatizing experience. In fact, PTSD can affect people who have lived through a violent crime, a natural disaster such as Hurricane Sandy, a traffic accident or even domestic […]

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Danish Study Challenges Previous Thinking About PTSD

For most of us, the images of battle are so gut-wrenching that we have little difficulty believing that they could traumatize soldiers deeply. Post-traumatic stress disorder among soldiers has been given lots of attention and funding since the United States has been sending thousands of young men and women off to multiple battlefronts in recent […]

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Study Finds PTSD Results in Decreased Brain Volume

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that may follow the experience or the witnessing of a stressful event. It can result from any tragic situation, from witnessing an assault to becoming injured in a vehicle accident.

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Combining Therapies Could Help PTSD Patients More

Every week, it seems, there are new reports about the dangers and traumas related to the war in Afghanistan. As our military presence there dwindles over the next two years, more and more combat-weary soldiers will be returning home. Many of those men and women will bring home invisible wounds in the form of PTSD.

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Smartphone App Used in Treating Armed Forces with PTSD

Technology is changing the face of medicine as we know it. The trend toward everything wireless is inspiring all sorts of Smartphone apps and tablet programs aimed at meeting the new communication needs of today’s tech-savvy consumer. The field of behavioral health is following suit.

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