Social trauma impairs reward function in the brain, making social interaction no longer rewarding and triggering social avoidance.
Many musicians use their personal emotional pain and emotional trauma to create their songs. Researchers say exploring trauma via music can help reduce its emotional impact. Additionally, such music allows the listener to connect with artists and accept their own similar traumatic memories.
Childhood trauma significantly increases the risk of being diagnosed with a mental health disorder later in life. For children who experienced emotional abuse, the most prevalent disorder reported was anxiety. Trauma also increased the risks for psychosis, OCD, and bipolar disorder. Significantly, those who experience trauma during childhood were 15 times more likely to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder later in life.
Taking a short nap during the day can enhance memories of disturbing and fearful events, a new study reports.
A history of trauma is associated with lower concentrations of estrone and estradiol in middle-aged women, especially in those who suffer from a lack of sleep or other sleep disorders.
In mice genetically more susceptible to PTSD following a stressful event, researchers found an increased expression of cortisol receptors on neurons in the CA1 region of the dorsal hippocampus. Those increased receptors enabled an elevated expression of the HCN1 protein and TRIP8b, reducing neural excitability.
A novel nurturing touch-based therapy called Havening can help reduce distress and improve recovery for those who suffered traumatic experiences.
Vaccine hesitancy was three times higher in people who experienced four or more types of trauma as a child compared to those who had no history of childhood trauma, a new study reveals.
Complex PTSD (c-PTSD) occurs as a result of exposure to repeated and prolonged trauma, and affects up to 7.3% of the population. Researchers discuss how c-PTSD differs from PTSD, and provide insight on how the disorder can be treated.
The severity of PTSD symptoms was associated with fewer risky choices and increased activation of the amygdala. Decreased activity in the ventral striatum, an area of the brain associated with processing positive valence such as reward, predicted more severe PTSD symptoms 14 months post trauma.
Study finds a link between post-traumatic brain activity and an increase in anxiety symptoms six months after a traumatic event.