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Playing Cell Phone Games Could Help PTSD Sufferers

According to a recent online article, playing simple yet addicting cell phone video games may help treat or even prevent symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Researcher Carmen Russoniello, at East Carolina University is currently in collaboration with the U.S.Army to help develop biofeedback training.

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Ancient Discipline May Hold Healing Power for Modern Problem

What if the most stressful and traumatic experiences in your life haunted your waking and sleeping hours on a regular basis? What if, in an attempt to cope, your mind suppressed those memories by turning off your emotional responses in general? That is something like what those living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) experience.

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Changing the Name of PTSD May Encourage Soldiers to Seek Treatment

What’s in a name? According to the U.S. Army’s Vice-Chief of Staff, a name can be powerful enough to discourage military personnel from seeking mental health treatment that they need. General Peter Chiarelli hopes that the name Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be changed to a name that military personnel will find less stigmatizing […]

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Assessing Whether Treatment for PTSD is Long-Lasting

Following a traumatic event, individuals often struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can cause long-term suffering. Those with PTSD may report problems with recurring dreams that replay the traumatic event or bad memories that spring up during the day, causing them to feel that they are back in the horrifying situation again.

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Pentagon Still Searching for Effective Treatments for PTSD

With dozens of research projects going on in hopes to find the most effective treatment for PTSD, the Pentagon continues to work diligently to help returning troops cope with the anxiety, flashbacks, and the nightmares they suffer from. So far, almost all of the research treatments involve prescription drugs and long-term counseling, according to the […]

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Journalist Stages her own Violent Rape in Order to Cure Post-Traumatic Stress

An author and reporter used a friend to have violent sex with her in order to recover from symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) she developed while covering the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

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Cognitive and Prolonged Exposure Therapies Are Beneficial Treatments for PTSD

Treatments exist for those already suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, but are there treatments that could prevent a person who has experienced traumatic events from ever developing the disorder? If so, would it matter how soon the victim began treatment following their exposure? These were the questions scientifically addressed by physicians in the […]

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Brain Imaging Could Help Treat PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder resulting from exposure to traumatizing events. People suffering from PTSD are troubled by intrusive memories of the event(s), avoidant behavior, and hyper-arousal or heightened alertness to perceived threats.

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Anti-Psychotic Drug Does Not Help PTSD, Study Shows

Between 10% and 20% (almost one in five) of the veterans returning from conflicts in the Middle East suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Among those who receive treatment, about 20% are taking anti-psychotic medications if they did not respond to the usual treatment involving anti-depressants. Now a new study from the Veterans Affairs’ National Center […]

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PTSS Stress May Be Reduced with Exercise

A study of victims of rape found that exercise may help alleviate their symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome.

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