SGB injection shows promise for PTSD treatment: "This stuff works"

A groundbreaking new study may have the answer doctors have been looking for to treat post- traumatic stress disorder. According to the report, a drug injection treatment known as SGB reduced symptoms by roughly twice the rate of a placebo. The experimental procedure was profiled by “60 Minutes” and Bill Whitaker in June. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
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PURPOSE: To compare quality of life in children and adolescents with tibial fracture during treatment with either a definitive long-leg cast or Ilizarov frame. METHODS: A prospective, longitudinal cohort study was undertaken. Patients aged between ...
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(University of Texas at San Antonio) The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) researchers are pioneering an innovative brain study that sheds light on how the amygdala portion of the brain functions and could contribute to a better understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and Alzheimer's disease.
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Authors: Nedic Erjavec G, Svob Strac D, Tudor L, Konjevod M, Sagud M, Pivac N Abstract Psychiatric disorders such as addiction (substance use and addictive disorders), depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are severe, complex, multifactorial mental disorders that carry a high social impact, enormous public health costs, and various comorbidities as well as premature morbidity. Their neurobiological foundation is still not clear. Therefore, it is difficult to uncover new set of genes and possible genetic markers of these disorders since the understanding of the molecu...
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Conclusions(1) Radiation synovectomy is a safe and effective method of treatment in patients with exudative synovitis, however, the pain recurrence rate is significantly higher in post-traumatic exudative synovitis compared to pigmented villonodular, undifferentiated, and rheumatoid arthritis. (2) Our results suggest that older patients have worse treatment results with radiation synovectomy compared to younger patients.
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThis case demonstrates the diagnosis of a rare rectus abdominis muscle tear managed conservatively. To our knowledge, less than a dozen cases are reported using US in the evaluation and diagnosis of a rectus abdominis tear.
Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe results indicate that MR activation in DBT animals disrupts the overconsolidation of aversive memory, without discarding the involvement of emotional behavior in these processes.
Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Cutting and other forms of self-injury are on the rise among adolescents. Researchers are beginning to understand the phenomenon, and how to treat it.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Psychology and Psychologists Emotions Therapy and Rehabilitation Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Suicides and Suicide Attempts Children and Childhood Addiction (Psychology) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Parenting Atten Source Type: news
I was convinced the deaths of my friends in combat were my fault. It took me years to realize this feeling had a name: survivor guilt.
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In addition to high rates of disability and psychological issues, some vets facing the end of life are confronting long-suppressed memories of the traumas of war.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Veterans Hospice Care Death and Dying Vietnam War United States Defense and Military Forces Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: We aimed to explore insomnia symptoms among 2299 children and adolescents after an earthquake and their bidirectional relationship to somatic complaints and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS: The Patient Health Questionnaire...
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