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Cancer Survivors Struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

A cancer diagnosis and the treatment that follows weigh heavily on many survivors, and in some instance haunt survivors years later. The stressful symptoms mimic those experienced by soldiers returning from war.

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PTSD Gene Discovery

How do you find any good in a college campus shooting spree? That is the question which motivated a Northern Illinois University associate professor of psychology to research possible genetic markers connected to incidences of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study findings were reported in a recent edition of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

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Brain Hormones Might Determine Who Develops PTSD

If your levels of stress hormones in your brain are abnormal or function in an abnormal way, then you are more likely to get Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome after an extremely upsetting experience, such as being in combat or sexually assaulted, according to new studies from Great Britain. Researchers from the University of Bristol hope their […]

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PTSD Patients Six Times More at Risk of Committing Suicide

Recent findings from the University at South Carolina show that patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, have elevated levels of irritation and tenderness that are caused by increases in certain cells regulating the immune system.

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Men With Migraines Should Be Screened for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

New connections between migraine headaches and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may help reduce the pain and disability associated with the debilitating headaches, and is revealing new gender-specific information, according to a recent news post on ScienceDaily.

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Women More Susceptible to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

New evidence suggests that biological differences in men and women may make women more susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A study published in the online journal, Nature, in February this year suggested that the link may have something to do with the hormone, PACAP, and the way it interacts with estrogen. Regardless, the incidence […]

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Women More Susceptible to PTSD

"These data may begin to explain sex-specific differences in PTSD diagnosis, symptoms and fear physiology," Ressler and his colleagues wrote in their report, published [Wednesday] in Nature.
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Women are known to have a higher risk of a range of anxiety disorders. But the finding of elevated PACAP in women with PTSD did more than offer a biological explanation for the gender difference; it pointed to a novel biological pathway underlying the brain’s response to fear.

Gender Differences in Brains Explain Reactions to Stress

After a natural disaster, women are ten times more likely to experience post-traumatic stress syndrome than men. Now a new study from Rutgers found that physical differences between female and male brains may explain the discrepancy.

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Club Drug Ecstasy Studied for Treatment of PTSD

A small study found that giving patients suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) a club drug called “Ecstasy” helped them recover.

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Genetic Factors May Determine Who Experiences Post-Traumatic Stress

If you have a genetic tendency toward depression or anxiety disorders, you will be more likely to experience post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) after living through a catastrophe such as an earthquake or school shooting.

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