Through a combination of genetic and psychological testing, researchers have identified factors that mitigate against PTSD. In combat, soldiers who avoided threats were more likely to develop PTSD as a result of traumatic experiences, the study found.
Changes in microglia underlie depressive symptoms brought on by exposure to chronic stress, a new study reports.
Men with a more fragile sense of masculinity, or whose feelings of masculinity rely more on others, are more likely to act aggressively in order to prove their masculinity.
People who experience "brain fog" and other neurological problems following COVID-19 infection may be suffering from PTSD, researchers report.
A new study might help to explain why people continue to take drug, even though they are aware of the negative consequences and why they find their behavior so hard to change.
Anthracycline based chemotherapies could have greater negative effects on cognition than nonanthracycline treatments for breast cancer survivors, a new study reports.
MDMA shows promise for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Combining the use of Ecstasy with psychotherapy treatments resulted in a reduction of PTSD symptoms after just one session. 54% of the study participants no longer met the PTSD criteria after two sessions. Patients also reported improvements in depression symptoms.
A new study in Neuroscience of Consciousness adds weight to previous findings about the potential benefits psychedelics could have for treating mental health disorders.
Those who received explicit instructions about the relationship between sound and spelling experienced dramatic improvements in their reading ability.
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College students with higher levels of anxiety and depression were more likely to have experienced childhood adversity than their peers, researchers found.
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.
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