Two genes TPH1 and TPH2 more likely to develop PTSD symptoms

PTSD genes identified by UCLA study — Findings could lead to new screenings, targeted therapies — Two genes TPH1 and TPH2 more likely to develop PTSD symptoms – 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.

PTSD possible due to indirect exposure to traumatic incidents

Emergency dispatchers suffer from symptoms of PTSD, study reveals – Indirect exposure to traumatic incidents can lead to psychological disorders – 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.

Dreaming helps ease bad and painful memories

Dreaming takes the sting out of painful memories — UC Berkeley researchers have found that stress chemicals shut down and the brain processes emotional experiences during the REM dream phase of sleep – 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.

Can Osama news relieve PTSD people ?

Can Osama Bin Laden’s news relieve PTSD people ? – 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”.

EEG can diagnose autism spectrum disorders in infants

Using EEGs to diagnose autism spectrum disorders in infants — Machine-learning system finds differences in brain connectivity – 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.

Post traumatic stress disorder PTSD may lead to dementia

Pivotal study finds link between PTSD and dementia — More study needed to determine why veterans with PTSD are more at risk than others – 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.

Past child abuse and genes result in PTSD risk for adults

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. – 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, scientists have found. The research was conducted with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, and others.

Some brain injuries reduce the likelihood of post-traumatic stress disorder

Vets with injuries to certain parts of the brain were less likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). – 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).

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