Study reveals how the amygdala plays a role in prepulse inhibition by activating inhibitory neurons in the brain stem of mice. The findings could have positive implications in the development of treatments for schizophrenia, OCD, and other disorders marked with impaired somatosensory gating.
81% of sexual assault survivors experienced PTSD symptoms one week following the attack, and 75% reported PTSD one month after being assaulted. Researchers report a significant number of assault survivors experience relief from PTSD symptoms three months after their attack.
People with bipolar disorder who also suffer PTSD following trauma, or who have a genetic predisposition to PTSD may be at greater risk for death by suicide.
Trihexyphenidyl, an anticholinergic medication commonly prescribed for Parkinson's symptoms, appears to alleviate negative memory flashbacks and nightmares experienced by those with PTSD.
Study reveals how key proteins regulate the brain's response to stress in the hippocampus.
A new study reports certain horror movies, such as the Halloween series, focus on the cycles of trauma and how it connects to the experience of survivors. Researchers say how the movies deal with trauma is indicative of how trauma is treated in the real-world setting, where the experience is often not acknowledged by others and victims are provided limited support for healing.
Trigger warnings shown before TV shows may have the opposite effect than is intended. Researchers found trigger warnings may prolong negative characteristics associated with bad memories. They also do not increase a person's use of coping strategies.
Corporal punishment may detrimentally harm brain development, a new study reports. Previous studies have revealed links between spanking and psychological problems, including depression and anxiety. The new study found children who experienced spanking as a form of punishment demonstrated greater activation in areas of the prefrontal cortex in response to fearful stimuli.
Study reveals a significant number of COVID-19 survivors suffer from a range of neuropsychological and cognitive problems following recovery. Coronavirus survivors report experiencing PTSD, depression, memory impairments, and attention impairments upon recovery from the virus.
Higher activity in the anterior prefrontal cortex was associated with more resilience to the effects of post-traumatic stress.