post traumatic stress disorder

Opioids May Help Patients With PTSD

Scientists from Japan have demonstrated that delta opioid receptor agonists may be useful for treating anxiety disorders such as phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Illuminating How The Brain Beats Trauma

Scientists have unmasked the neural circuit that underlies psychotherapy for sustainably reducing fear.

A Single Traumatic Incident Could Change The Brain’s Architecture

A single traumatic experience can cause changes to the amygdala in rats, resulting in behavior similar to post-traumatic stress disorder.

What Makes Memories Hyper Emotional

Researchers in Japan have identified a brain circuit that restrains the brain's over-responsiveness to expected but unpleasant stimuli.

Researchers Create Artificial Link Between Unrelated Memories

Activating groups of cells at the same time can link previously unrelated memories, scientists say.

Half Of Japanese Town Suffers From PTSD

Researchers found that eating right, exercising and going to work helped people in the town of Hirono to cope in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.

Integrated Addiction Treatment May Help Trauma Sufferers

New research shows that people with addiction issues, who are frequently excluded from treatment for post traumatic stress, may in fact benefit from psychological therapy.

Fukushima: Low Radiation Exposure, But High Psychological Distress

Fukushima residents suffered from low levels of cesium exposure while TEPCO workers suffered from high levels of psychological distress after the disaster, say two reports published in JAMA.

Use Of Acupuncture By The U.S. Military To Treat Battlefield Injuries, PTSD

The United States Armed Forces is incorporating acupuncture, one of the oldest healing practices in the world, to assist in the medical care of its personnel.