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Posttraumatic stress disorder reveals imbalance between signalling systems in the brain

Posttraumatic stress disorder reveals imbalance between signalling systems in the brain | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
It has previously been shown that people with PTSD have altered brain anatomy and function. A new study by researchers from the Department of Psychology at Uppsala University and Clinical Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet shows that people with PTSD have an imbalance between two neurochemical signalling systems of the brain, serotonin and substance P.
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Interesting research support that experiences can significantly change brain. 

 

"The study, which has been published in the renowned scientific journal Molecular Psychiatry, shows that it is the imbalance between the two signalling systems which determines the severity of the symptoms suffered by the individual rather than the degree of change in a single system. Others have previously speculated that the biological basis of psychiatric disorders such as PTSD includes a shift in the balance between different signalling systems in the brain but none has yet proved it. The results of the study are a great leap forward in our understanding of PTSD. It will contribute new knowledge which can be used to design improved treatments for traumatised individuals." (excerpt)

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Does science know how to treat traumatized children? - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Does science know how to treat traumatized children? - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Does science know how to treat traumatized children? Pittsburgh Post Gazette Children are led from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., after December's shooting.
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Neurological Trauma - BrainFacts.org

Neurological Trauma - BrainFacts.org | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

 

Brain injury is all too common, but treatments are being improved constantly. Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries can lead to significant disabilities and death. In the United States, an estimated 1.7 million people suffer traumatic head injuries each year, and roughly 52,000 will die. The leading causes of traumatic brain injury are falls and motor-vehicle related events.

  
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