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Study shows similar outcomes between blast and nonblast-related brain injuries

Study shows similar outcomes between blast and nonblast-related brain injuries

Explosions are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. A new study shows that military personnel with mild brain trauma related to such blasts had outcomes similar to those with mild brain injury from other causes, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. [More]
New path may lead to powerful adjunctive novel therapy for PTSD treatment

New path may lead to powerful adjunctive novel therapy for PTSD treatment

There are currently only two FDA-approved medications for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the United States. Both of these medications are serotonin uptake inhibitors. Despite the availability of these medications, many people diagnosed with PTSD remain symptomatic, highlighting the need for new medications for PTSD treatment. [More]
New feature film highlights the poignancy of post-traumatic stress disorder

New feature film highlights the poignancy of post-traumatic stress disorder

Principle photography has wrapped on the black and white feature film The Rowboat, starring Adam Scarimbolo (A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, The Sopranos), and Faust Checho (Welcome To New York, Proxy). [More]
New market research report on advanced remote patient monitoring systems

New market research report on advanced remote patient monitoring systems

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Advanced Remote Patient Monitoring Systems [More]
Children exposed to media violence can develop serious mental health difficulties

Children exposed to media violence can develop serious mental health difficulties

Children exposed to large amounts of media coverage following a terrorist attack can develop serious mental health difficulties, regardless of their physical proximity to the event, according to Florida International University psychologist Jonathan S. Comer. [More]

5-question screening tool can help clinicians identify which veterans may be at risk of violence

A new brief, 5-question screening tool can help clinicians identify which veterans may be at greater risk of violence, according to a new study led by a UNC researcher. [More]
Stomach also plays a role in how we respond to fear

Stomach also plays a role in how we respond to fear

An unlit, deserted car park at night, footsteps in the gloom. The heart beats faster and the stomach ties itself in knots. We often feel threatening situations in our stomachs. [More]
Professor receives grant to study stress-induced hypertension, its effects on neuroimmune system

Professor receives grant to study stress-induced hypertension, its effects on neuroimmune system

Paul Marvar, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology and physiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, was awarded a $721,435 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study stress-induced hypertension and its effects on the neuroimmune system. [More]
Patients are at increased risk of developing PTSD symptoms after ICU stay

Patients are at increased risk of developing PTSD symptoms after ICU stay

Patients who have survived a stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) have a greatly increased risk of developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. [More]
Patients who survive ICU stay suffer PTSD symptoms, new study finds

Patients who survive ICU stay suffer PTSD symptoms, new study finds

Patients who have survived a stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) have a greatly increased risk of developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. [More]

Researchers examine relationships between alcohol and PTSD

Alcohol abuse occurs in 52% of men and 28% of women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Comorbid alcoholism and PTSD leads more frequently to low income, unemployment, and overall social dysfunction than either condition on its own, in part due to the clinical challenges their simultaneous treatment poses. [More]
Reducing test anxiety leads to potential prevention benefits

Reducing test anxiety leads to potential prevention benefits

Showing students how to cope with test anxiety might also help them to handle their built-up angst and fretfulness about other issues. [More]
Overactive bladder, mental illness prevalent in young female war veterans

Overactive bladder, mental illness prevalent in young female war veterans

Overactive bladder symptoms are present in nearly one in four female veterans returning from overseas military service, US researchers say. [More]
Intimate partner abuse before or during pregnancy linked to higher postpartum mental health problems

Intimate partner abuse before or during pregnancy linked to higher postpartum mental health problems

Ashley Pritchard, a Simon Fraser University doctoral student, is among four authors of a new research paper calling for closer monitoring of new mothers for mental health problems in light of their findings. [More]
Study: Domestic abuse closely linked to postpartum mental health problems in mothers

Study: Domestic abuse closely linked to postpartum mental health problems in mothers

A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers. The research also found that specific types of abuse are associated with specific mental health problems. [More]
Medison Pharma inks agreement with Brainsway for exclusive marketing of Deep TMS system in Israel

Medison Pharma inks agreement with Brainsway for exclusive marketing of Deep TMS system in Israel

Medison Pharma has concluded an agreement with the medical device company Brainsway for exclusive marketing and distribution of the Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) system in Israel. [More]
1/3 of ICU patients develop depression that typically manifests as physical symptoms

1/3 of ICU patients develop depression that typically manifests as physical symptoms

A third of intensive care patients develop depression that typically manifests as physical, or somatic, symptoms such as weakness, appetite change, and fatigue, rather than psychological symptoms, according to one of the largest studies to investigate the mental health and functional outcomes of survivors of critical care, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. [More]
Research roundup: New medical coding system; choosing a hospice; revamping Medicare

Research roundup: New medical coding system; choosing a hospice; revamping Medicare

On October 1, 2014, all health plans, health data clearinghouses, and health care providers that transmit health information electronically must use a new, significantly broader, coding system, called ICD-10, for diagnoses and inpatient procedures. [More]
WTC first responders at higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea, PTSD

WTC first responders at higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea, PTSD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai researchers have linked high levels of exposure to inhaled particulate matter by first responders at Ground Zero to the risk of obstructed sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), both conditions that may impact cardiovascular health. [More]
Frontal lobe atrophy identified in poor sleepers

Frontal lobe atrophy identified in poor sleepers

US researchers have used neuroimaging to show that war veterans with poor sleep quality have reduced frontal lobe volumes. [More]