Meditation and aerobic exercise helps women recover after sexual assault

(Rutgers University) Women who are sexually assaulted and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can learn to decrease negative thoughts and enhance self-worth by a combination of meditation and aerobic exercise. A combination of mental and physical training with meditation and aerobic exercise done for one hour twice a week over a six-week period significantly reduced post-traumatic and ruminative thoughts in women with a history of sexual violence.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Intensive outpatient programs are efficacious alternatives to treat AUD in veterans, although the role of pharmacological treatment is not completely elucidated. Glutamatergic agents appear to be less effective than opiate antagonists to prevent relapse to heavy drinking and to increase cumulative abstinence. Future studies should examine novel pharmacological and nonpharmacological options. PMID: 31117905 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Journal of Psychiatric ResearchAuthor(s): Laura D. Crocker, Sarah M. Jurick, Kelsey R. Thomas, Amber V. Keller, Mark Sanderson-Cimino, Samantha N. Hoffman, Briana Boyd, Carie Rodgers, Sonya B. Norman, Ariel J. Lang, Elizabeth W. Twamley, Amy J. JakAbstractSome providers have expressed hesitation about the appropriateness of PTSD treatment for veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), given concerns that TBI-related sequelae may negatively affect PTSD treatment and/or should be the focus of treatment instead. However, research suggests that those wit...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Condition:   PTSD Intervention:   Behavioral: trauma-focused treatment Sponsor:   VA Office of Research and Development Not yet recruiting
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This study examined the unique effects of MSA on IPV victimization of, and perpetration by, women Veterans, and investigated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and prior IPV victimization as potential mediators of IPV perpetration. Participants included 187 women Veterans drawn from a larger web-based survey. We assessed the two components of MST (MSA and harassment) at Time 1 (T1), PTSD symptoms at Time 2 (T2), IPV victimization at T2 and Time 3 (T3), and IPV perpetration at T3. MSA predicted multiple subtypes of IPV victimization and perpetration, whereas harassment predicted neither. Those who reported MSA we...
Source: Journal of Family Violence - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
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Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Condition:   Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Intervention:   Drug: ketamine-enhanced prolonged exposure Sponsor:   Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center Recruiting
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Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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