The menstrual cycle may affect how PTSD symptoms are expressed and the severity of symptoms. Researchers found PTSD symptoms were elevated during the first days of the cycle when estradiol levels were low, and fewer symptoms were experienced closer to ovulation.
People who experienced sexual abuse or suffer from PTSD have reduced connectivity in the ventral and dorsal attention network (VAN-DAN network) compared to those with no history of abuse or PTSD.
Study finds a link between post-traumatic brain activity and an increase in anxiety symptoms six months after a traumatic event.
Researchers have identified a neural circuit that regulates threat response in mice.
Current events surrounding the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the extensive news coverage can trigger post-traumatic stress in those who served in military conflicts, including Iraq and Vietnam, researchers report.
Young people who experienced complex early life trauma as a result of interpersonal violence or child abuse had more severe mental health problems and cognitive impairments than their peers with no exposure to trauma.
PTSD in trauma survivors is associated with an increased risk of complicated grief following the death of loved ones. Complicated grief is marked with symptoms of grief lingering and worsening over time, rather than fading.
Combining two natural products that modulate the epigenome, researchers believe they have identified a feasible approach to reversing symptoms of PTSD in animal models that could be effective in humans.
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.