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Little Evidence for a Direct Link between PTSD and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Little Evidence for a Direct Link between PTSD and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Yes, it's easier to understand a brain injury that is caused by a physical force outside the head, instead of by a state of turmoil, sadness, and grief inside the head. But PTSD is a physically real injury nonetheless.

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911 Dispatchers May Suffer From Post-Traumatic Stress

911 Dispatchers May Suffer From Post-Traumatic Stress | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Indirect exposure to disturbing events can cause psychological disorders study says...
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WTC Responders' PTSD Linked To Respiratory Illness

WTC Responders' PTSD Linked To Respiratory Illness | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

The study connects PTSD as a possible co-factor in responders' diseases, which reinforces our view at Stony Brook's WTC Health Program that the illnesses suffered by 9/11 responders are a compilation of problems that often present as an entire syndrome of diseases and conditions.

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Psychological “Growth” through War and Disease: Sometimes It’s Just a Cruel Delusion

Psychological “Growth” through War and Disease: Sometimes It’s Just a Cruel Delusion | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

It turns out that people who contend they have begun to take time to smell the roses may actually be descending into a psychological abyss with sometimes bizarre and potentially tragic manifestations.

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Blood pressure drug effective for treating PTSD-related nightmares

Blood pressure drug effective for treating PTSD-related nightmares | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Mayo Clinic researchers this week will announce the use of the blood pressure drug prazosin as an effective treatment to curb post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-related nightmares.
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Sydni Werksman's comment, February 19, 6:49 AM
5. Prazosin was used to help patients with PTSD. It showed that the drug worked well and took affect immediately. Within days to weeks some patients had reoccuring nightmares when the medicine wore off says Simon King M.D.(Mayo Clinic 2012). Prazosin is a hypertension medication that's been used,following research that began a decade ago by some Veterans Administration hospitals to treat PTSD related nightmares(Mayo Clinic 2012)
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» Military Continues to Face Challenges in Mental Health, Suicides - World of Psychology

» Military Continues to Face Challenges in Mental Health, Suicides - World of Psychology | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The U.S.military continues to face many challenges when it comes to mental health care for both their active duty personnel in the field, and when soldiers...
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