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Individual cognitive therapy effective in relieving PTSD symptoms in active-duty military members

Individual cognitive therapy effective in relieving PTSD symptoms in active-duty military members

Although both group and individual therapy can ease post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in active-duty military service members, individual therapy relieved PTSD symptoms better and quicker, according to a study led by a Duke University School of Medicine researcher. [More]
Signs and impact of hypos

Signs and impact of hypos

Hypoglycemia, or hypos are the result of blood glucose levels falling too low (less than 4mmol/l). The symptoms and severity of hypoglycemia can differ for each patient. The symptoms can range from headaches, dizziness, irritability, hunger to... [More]
Review examines link between insomnia and alcohol dependence

Review examines link between insomnia and alcohol dependence

Individuals with alcohol dependence (AD) often have sleep-related disorders such as insomnia, circadian-rhythm sleep disorders, breathing-related sleep disorders, movement disorders, and parasomnias such as sleep-related eating disorder, sleepwalking, nightmares, sleep paralysis, and REM sleep behavior disorder. [More]
Study examines link between PTSD and cognitive impairment in WTC responders without head injury

Study examines link between PTSD and cognitive impairment in WTC responders without head injury

New research published by the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring confirms the connection between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cognitive impairment - in this case, among those who helped with search, rescue and cleanup efforts following the 2001 World Trade Center (WTC) attacks. [More]
Medical journalist describes slow journey to recovery from traumatic brain injuries

Medical journalist describes slow journey to recovery from traumatic brain injuries

Eleven years ago in the New England Journal of Medicine, medical journalist Susan Okie, MD, first introduced readers to two U.S. Army veterans who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iraq, and the challenges they faced in the recovery period after returning home. [More]
Zeiger’s cognitive behavioral therapy program helps school-aged children deal with anxiety issues

Zeiger’s cognitive behavioral therapy program helps school-aged children deal with anxiety issues

Change can be hard for many people. For kids - who often thrive on routine and predictability - the transition from school year to summer and into a new academic year can bring uncertainty that can trigger anxiety and behavioral problems. [More]
New online Hypo Hub may help diabetic patients better understand signs, long term impact of hypos

New online Hypo Hub may help diabetic patients better understand signs, long term impact of hypos

To support the theme of this year’s Diabetes Week (12–18 June 2016), Setting the record straight, leading diabetes company, Novo Nordisk, is launching a new online information resource, Hypo Hub, to provide practical information and guidance for people living with diabetes to better understand the often misunderstood signs and long term impact of hypoglycaemia (hypos). [More]
New study reports association between nightmares and suicidal behaviors

New study reports association between nightmares and suicidal behaviors

A new study is the first to report that the relationship between nightmares and suicidal behaviors is partially mediated by a multi-step pathway via defeat, entrapment and hopelessness. [More]
Insomnia and nightmares may increase depression risk

Insomnia and nightmares may increase depression risk

A new study of firefighters suggests that insomnia and nightmares may increase the risk of depression by impairing the ability to access and leverage emotion regulation strategies effectively. [More]
Unobtrusive patch on the forehead provides relief from PTSD

Unobtrusive patch on the forehead provides relief from PTSD

An average of 30 years had passed since the traumatic events that had left them depressed, anxious, irritable, hypervigilant, unable to sleep well and prone to nightmares. [More]
New survey reveals truths and untruths about sleep

New survey reveals truths and untruths about sleep

We’ve all heard the theories of what can help and hinder you having a good night’s sleep, but how much of what we all believe is fact and how much is fiction? [More]
Specialized mental health treatment can benefit children from poor nations

Specialized mental health treatment can benefit children from poor nations

A specific type of talk therapy dispensed in the developing world to orphans and other vulnerable children who experienced trauma such as sexual and domestic abuse showed dramatic results, despite being administered by workers with little education, new research shows. [More]
NTNU researchers find link between sleep disorders and psychiatric problems in young children

NTNU researchers find link between sleep disorders and psychiatric problems in young children

Toddlers who take a long time to fall asleep or wake up many times during the night have put many a desperate mom and dad to the test. Tired parents are often told that night waking is part of toddlerhood, and that it will soon pass on its own, but this is not the case for everyone. [More]
Tonix expert examines ways to improve sleep problems and provide relief to people with PTSD

Tonix expert examines ways to improve sleep problems and provide relief to people with PTSD

Sleep problems—a common condition among military personnel—may increase the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions. So concludes a team of researchers at the RAND Corporation, whose study—published on RAND's website—was recently described in national media outlets. [More]

Symptoms of depression, insomnia are risk factors for frequent nightmares, study suggests

A new study suggests that symptoms of depression and insomnia are the strongest predictors of having frequent nightmares. [More]
Sympathetic nerve block shows no major benefit for PTSD in randomized controlled trial

Sympathetic nerve block shows no major benefit for PTSD in randomized controlled trial

A sympathetic nerve block that has shown promise for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) performed no better than sham treatment in a randomized controlled trial, new research shows. [More]

Early Intervention Clinic offers support to trauma survivors

The Early Intervention Clinic) at Palo Alto University is offering up to 20 free sessions of counseling or support to eligible participants of a traumatic event. Working in collaboration with the Gronowski Clinic, on El Camino Real in Los Altos, CA they are offering support to trauma survivors as part of a research project that helps identify the best treatment for trauma related stress. [More]
Nonmotor symptoms cluster in Parkinson’s disease patients

Nonmotor symptoms cluster in Parkinson’s disease patients

Nonmotor symptoms tend to appear in specific clusters in patients with Parkinson’s disease and often predate the onset of motor symptoms, research shows. [More]

Stress can be helpful when it comes to emotionally relevant information

Retrieving memory content under stress does not work very well. However, stress can be helpful when it comes to saving new information -- especially those that are emotionally relevant in stressful situations. [More]
MSD announces Phase 2b results of doravirine therapy in untreated patients with HIV-1 infection

MSD announces Phase 2b results of doravirine therapy in untreated patients with HIV-1 infection

Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd. MSD (known as Merck & Co., Inc. in the United States and Canada), today announced the presentation of results from a Phase 2b clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of once daily oral doravirine, an investigational next-generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), plus tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) compared to efavirenz plus TDF/FTC in previously untreated patients with HIV-1 infection. [More]
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