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New Study May Help Make Bad Memories a Thing of the Past

Countless hours and an enormous amount of money have been spent on helping those who have experienced traumatic situations get past their emotional scars. What if, in the not so distant future, scientists found a way to help those who have experienced such trauma forget their awful memories? According to a new Belgium study, that […]

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Art Therapy for PTSD

For some who have suffered trauma, there aren’t enough words to explain their post-traumatic emotions. Sometimes those words are imprisoned within their unconscious, restricting them from verbalizing their emotions.

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New Aspect of PTSD Examined in Study

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be challenging. The symptoms can have wide variation and severity, and a treatment plan that results in a positive outcome for one patient may be ineffective for another. However, some of the symptoms can be unsettling to even terrifying and affect a patient’s life in a severe way.

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Welcome Relief For Veterans

There may be new hope for veterans who suffer from nightmares associated with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A study recently released shows that prazosin, a drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure, may also stop the traumatic dreams that often come with PTSD.

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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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Treatment For PTSD in Children is Just as Important as it is For Adults

When people hear about someone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they may first imagine an adult who was involved in a violent crime, witnessed a violent act, or was a soldier who had spent time in a dangerous war zone. But children have also been diagnosed with PTSD.

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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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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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