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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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Publication date: Available online 20 May 2018 Source:Brain, Behavior, and Immunity Author(s): Michael S. Breen, Aliza P. Wingo, Nastassja Koen, Kirsten A. Donald, Mark Nicol, Heather J. Zar, Kerry J. Ressler, Joseph D. Buxbaum, Dan J. Stein Prenatal exposure to maternal stress and depression has been identified as a risk factor for adverse behavioral and neurodevelopmental outcomes in early childhood. However, the molecular mechanisms through which maternal psychopathology shapes offspring development remain poorly understood. We applied transcriptome-wide screens to 149 umbilical cord blood samples from neonates born to...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
(BJOG. 2017;124(8):1264–1271) Health care professionals may experience psychological reactions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after encountering a severe obstetric incident. The term “second victim” has been used to refer to the distress reported by health care providers after involvement in a medical error or poor patient outcome. This can be detrimental to both the provider and their future patients. This current cross-sectional retrospective study assessed the traumatic experiences reported by obstetricians and midwives following a severe obstetric event, the risk factors for developing ...
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Epidemiologic Reports, Surveys Source Type: research
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis paper aims to synthesize research relating to youth responses to school shootings between 2014 and 2017. The main questions it addresses are how such events impact young people psychologically, and what risk or protective factors may contribute to different trajectories of recovery?Recent FindingsRecent research suggests that most young people exposed to school shootings demonstrate resilience, exhibiting no long-term dysfunction. However, a minority will experience severe and chronic symptoms. The likelihood of experiencing clinically significant reactions is influenced by pre-trauma function...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions Cell therapy can be considered as a new alternative to the treatment of post-traumatic syringomyelia, achieving reduction of syrinx and clinical improvements in individual patients.
Source: Cytotherapy - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
This study explored the impact of experiencing MST on posttraumatic cognitions among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
AbstractNewly diagnosed HIV-positive men who have sex with men (NHMSM) are at high risk of mental health problems but may also develop post-traumatic growth (PTG). According to the Common Sense Model, illness perception (including both cognitive representation and emotional representation) affects coping and health-related outcomes. A cross-sectional survey was conducted to examine the associations between illness perception and PTG among 225 NHMSM in Chengdu, China. Linear regression analyses indicated that the constructs of emotional representation subscale ( β = −0.49) and five cognitive representat...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Condition:   Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Interventions:   Behavioral: Massed Prolonged Exposure;   Behavioral: Intensive Outpatient Prolonged Exposure Sponsors:   The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio;   Brooke Army Medical Center;   South Texas Veterans Health Care System;   C.R.Darnall Army Medical Center;   Central Texas Veterans Health Care System;   VISN 17 Center of Excellence;   University of Penns ylvania Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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