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Study: Prazosin fails to alleviate PTSD in military veterans

The drug prazosin failed to effectively alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs trial.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that individuals with dual diagnosis AUD and PTSD have higher levels of negative affect and higher levels of hostility compared to individuals with single diagnosis AUD. In addition, these heightened levels of negative affect intensity and hostility appear to function somewhat independently of diagnosis severity and symptomology improvement. To our knowledge, this is the first study to compare negative affect intensity and hostility levels between single diagnosis AUD and dual diagnosis AUD and PTSD individuals. PMID: 29461925 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dual Diagnosis - Category: Addiction Tags: J Dual Diagn Source Type: research
Source: BMJ News - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Mar 21, 2018. . Sponsored by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Feb 21, 2018. . Sponsored by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Authors: Quarato D, Pascali M, Carinci F Abstract Scars are a very common condition of the general population and can have a profound impact on the psyche of the patient such as low self-esteem and feelings of psychosocial isolation. Various therapeutic approaches have been proposed for improving the clinical appearance of scars. Fractional mode of ablative and non-ablative lasers has become a novel strategy for the treatment of scars. A total of 43 patients (Fitzpatrick skin type II to IV), clinically diagnosed of surgical and post-traumatic scars from January 2015 to December 2016, were treated. Each treatment co...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
(George Washington University) Paul Marvar, PhD, at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received a large grant from the NIH to study a possible link between post-traumatic stress disorder and cardiovascular disease.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
AbstractCaregiver-perpetrated trauma (CPT) is associated with adverse consequences for youth, including out-of-home placement. Although promotion of kinship care placement has recently increased, effects on youth remain unclear. Psychosocial functioning of 1107 CPT-exposed youth ages 2 to 18 was compared across placement types using generalized mixed models. Youth remaining at home had increased Somatization symptoms compared to kinship (OR  = .25, CI = 0.07–.88) and foster care (OR = .32, CI = 0.11–.98) youth. Both out-of-home placement types had higher o...
Source: Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is defined by classic psychological manifestations, although among the characteristics are significantly increased rate of serious somatic comorbidities, such as cardiovascular disease, immune dysfunction and metabolic syndrome. In this review, we assess the evidence for disturbances which may contribute to somatic pathology in inflammation, metabolic syndrome, and circulating metabolites (implicating mitochondrial dysfunction) in individuals with PTSD and in animal models simulating features of PTSD.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusions Arthroscopic treatment of various elbow conditions was associated with good patient satisfaction and reduced symptoms without major complications. Level of Evidence Level IV, therapeutic case series.
Source: Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study aims to examine the relationships among experiences of traumatic events, post-traumatic stress (PTS), and the needs for health promotion programs of 119 paramedics. METHODS: Experiences of traumatic events, PTS, and needs for he...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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