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Why do some persons succumb to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others who suffered the same ordeal do not? UCLA scientists have linked two genes involved in serotonin production to a higher risk of developing PTSD. Published in…

Dispatchers who answer 911 and 999 emergency calls suffer emotional distress which can lead to symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Researchers reveals that direct exposure to traumatic events is not necessary to lead to post-trauma disorders.


Dr. Anil Singhal says “I feel the news about the end of Osama Bin Laden is just a relieving moment to Americans or affected people worldwide and people suffering from PTSD or Posttraumatic stress disorder”. PTSD is a…


Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a greater risk for dementia than Veterans without PTSD, even those who suffered traumatic injuries during combat, revealed by researchers in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Exposure to life…


A traumatic event is much more likely to result in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults who experienced trauma in childhood ? but certain gene variations raise the risk considerably if the childhood trauma involved physical or sexual abuse,…


During the dream phase of sleep, also known as REM sleep, our stress chemistry shuts down and the brain processes emotional experiences and takes the painful edge off difficult memories. Time spent in dream sleep can help. “The…


A computational physicist and a cognitive neuroscientist at Children’s Hospital Boston have come up with the beginnings of a noninvasive test to evaluate an infant’s autism risk. It combines the standard electroencephalogram (EEG), which records electrical activity in…


A new study of combat-exposed Vietnam War veterans shows that those with injuries to certain parts of the brain were less likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The findings, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and…

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