Study finds that veterans with combat-related PTSD have high 'fight or flight' response
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  May 21, 2017  
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 Study finds that veterans with combat-related PTSD have high 'fight or flight' responseStudy finds that veterans with combat-related PTSD have high 'fight or flight' response
 
Young veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased 'fight or flight' response during mental stress, according to new findings published this week in the Journal of Physiology.
 
 
 Research could lead to development of new therapies that reduce pathological fear in PTSDResearch could lead to development of new therapies that reduce pathological fear in PTSD
 
Research published by scientists at the University of California, Riverside on "fear memory" could lead to the development of therapies that reduce the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
 
   Violently-injured adolescent males of color treated at urban pediatric ED need mental health careViolently-injured adolescent males of color treated at urban pediatric ED need mental health care
 
Adolescent males of color treated for violent injury and discharged from an urban pediatric emergency department overwhelmingly identified a need for mental health care, according to research from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Violence Intervention Program, published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
 
   Researchers reassess supposed link between depression and all-cause mortalityResearchers reassess supposed link between depression and all-cause mortality
 
Over three decades of research suggest that depression increases the odds of death. However, a new research paper throws doubt on this presumed link after finding no evidence of a direct association between depression and all-cause mortality.
 
   UTA psychology professor explores influence of irrational doubts on chronic pain treatment successUTA psychology professor explores influence of irrational doubts on chronic pain treatment success
 
A leading psychology professor at The University of Texas at Arlington has focused international attention on how a chronic pain patient's irrational doubts about never getting better can influence both his reactions to pain and even treatment outcomes.
 
 Online self-management program benefits parents with bipolar disorder
 
Online self-management program benefits parents with bipolar disorderOnline self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behavior.
 
 
 Study measures increased 'fight or flight' response in young veterans with combat-related PTSD
 
Study measures increased 'fight or flight' response in young veterans with combat-related PTSDA new study published this week in the Journal of Physiology finds that young veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased 'fight or flight' response during mental stress.
 
 
 Psychiatry expert offers positive advice for parents experiencing empty nest syndrome
 
Psychiatry expert offers positive advice for parents experiencing empty nest syndromeThis spring, more than 17,000 high school seniors (out of 102,000 applicants), were offered admission to UCLA for the fall of 2017.
 
 
 Novel app that predicts manic, depressive episodes in people with bipolar disorder wins grand prize
 
Novel app that predicts manic, depressive episodes in people with bipolar disorder wins grand prizeA team led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, along with collaborators at the University of Michigan and Sage Bionetworks, has won the Mood Challenge for ResearchKit, a contest that called on researchers to come up with new ways to study mood disorders using Apple's ResearchKit, an open-source platform for creating iOS apps.
 
 
 Depression in elite athletes
 
Depression in elite athletesOur main findings showed that high-performance athletes were just as likely as non-athletes to report mild or more severe depressive symptoms.
 
 
 Griffith psychiatrist receives Margaret Tobin Award for providing first community-based PTSD treatment
 
Griffith psychiatrist receives Margaret Tobin Award for providing first community-based PTSD treatmentProviding the first community-based Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment for war veterans is just one of the achievements of Professor David Crompton, the latest recipient of the Margaret Tobin Award.
 
 
 Nemaura Pharma device addresses needle phobia in diabetics
 
Nemaura Pharma device addresses needle phobia in diabeticsResults of recent clinical trials carried out on type 1 diabetics by Nemaura Pharma using its Memspatch Insulin Micro-needle Device (IMD) will come as a relief to those who fear needles and injections, a condition medically known as trypanophobia, affecting 10 percent of the world’s population.
 
 
 Researchers measure spread of tau protein in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients
 
Researchers measure spread of tau protein in the brains of Alzheimer’s patientsIn a new study presented in Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have measured how deposits of the pathological protein tau spread through the brain over the course of Alzheimer's disease.
 
 
 New report reveals that 1.2 million adolescents die every year from preventable causes
 
New report reveals that 1.2 million adolescents die every year from preventable causesMore than 3000 adolescents die every day, totaling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organization and partners.
 
 
 Diabetes medication could potentially help treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome
 
Diabetes medication could potentially help treat symptoms of Fragile X syndromeMetformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some forms of autism.
 
 
 UBC researchers uncover potential adverse reactions of common multiple sclerosis drug
 
UBC researchers uncover potential adverse reactions of common multiple sclerosis drugIn one of the most comprehensive studies to date, UBC researchers have identified potential adverse reactions of a commonly used multiple sclerosis drug.
 
 
 Neighborhoods with greater poverty and disorganization linked to problem drinking
 
Neighborhoods with greater poverty and disorganization linked to problem drinkingNeighborhoods with greater poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of bars and stores that sell hard liquor, a University of Washington-led study has found.
 
 
 Study reveals unique retinal scar in Ebola survivors
 
Study reveals unique retinal scar in Ebola survivorsResearchers from the University of Liverpool have conducted a study of Ebola survivors to determine if the virus has any specific effects on the back on the eye using an ultra widefield retinal camera.
 
 
 WHO finds 1.2 million adolescent deaths annually, mostly from preventable causes
 
WHO finds 1.2 million adolescent deaths annually, mostly from preventable causesA new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners find that adolescent deaths amount to more than 3000 a day, which totals to 1.2 million deaths annually that are mostly from preventable or treatable causes. In low- and middle-income countries of the African and Southeast Asian regions, 855, 000 adolescents in the age group of 10–19-years old died in the year 2015.
 
 
 Alcohol may change personality less than we think, say researchers
 
Alcohol may change personality less than we think, say researchersIn a study published in Clinical Psychological Science, people typically reported a personality change between their sober and drunken state, yet observers watching from the outside noticed less of a change, with the only exception being increased extraversion among drinkers.
 
 
 Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issues
 
Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issuesSurvival rates continue to rise for children living with once-fatal chronic pediatric health conditions. But their survival comes at a cost: many experience long-term neurocognitive deficits.
 
 
 Neurobiologists uncover reason for defects in the blood-brain barrier of Huntington's disease patients
 
Neurobiologists uncover reason for defects in the blood-brain barrier of Huntington's disease patientsBy using induced pluripotent stem cells to create endothelial cells that line blood vessels in the brain for the first time for a neurodegenerative disease, University of California, Irvine neurobiologists and colleagues have learned why Huntington's disease patients have defects in the blood-brain barrier that contribute to the symptoms of this fatal disorder.
 
 
 Fennel effective in management of postmenopause symptoms, study shows
 
Fennel effective in management of postmenopause symptoms, study showsFennel, an anise-flavored herb used for cooking, has long been known for its health benefits for a variety of issues, including digestion and premenstrual symptoms.
 
 
 Exercising burns fat in bone marrow to improve bone health, study shows
 
Exercising burns fat in bone marrow to improve bone health, study showsIt's a fat-burning secret anyone interested in bone health should know. For the first time, UNC School of Medicine researchers show that exercising burns the fat found within bone marrow and offers evidence that this process improves bone quality and the amount of bone in a matter of weeks.