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By On August 19th, 2016

Could a Wearable ‘Visor’ Reduce The Risk Of PTSD?

Sleep disturbances have long been associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and recent research suggests it may even play a role in the development of PTSD. With this in mind, a group of researchers from Brain State Technologies has set out to develop a tool they believe could reduce the risk of PTSD in individuals by…

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By On May 18th, 2016

Hippocampus Size May Indicate How Well Someone Will Respond To PTSD Treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder is an often debilitating disorder that can be incredibly difficult to treat, but a new study published in the journal Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging may help identify those who will respond best to treatment. According to the report, individuals with a larger hippocampus are more likely to respond positively to treatment for PTSD.…

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By On April 12th, 2016

Does Early Intervention Improve PTSD Recovery?

Early intervention and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) helps the majority of those who experience the disorder recover. However, a sizable number continue to struggle with PTSD for years after a traumatic event despite early interventions, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. For the study, a team of…

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By On July 28th, 2015

A ‘Video Game’ May Help Reduce Veterans’ PTSD Symptoms

According to new research, veterans may find relief from their post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in an unlikely place – a ‘video game’. As reported in the American Journal of Psychiatry, a computerized attention-control training program can significantly reduce combat veterans’ preoccupation with, or avoidance of, threat and attendant PTSD symptoms. In comparison, research has shown…

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By On November 25th, 2014

Telemedicine Can Help Treat Veterans With PTSD In Rural Areas

A significant number of veterans across the country experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but access to trained mental health professionals is far from equal. Those in rural areas often struggle to find the help they need. However, a new study suggests using remote phone and video chats to connect with a trained mental health team…

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By On June 21st, 2012

PTSD Treatment: Can Virtual Reality Erase What Really Happened?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has long been the scourge of our heroes in uniform. By some estimates, 20% of soldiers return from serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD. In the current world climate, where soldiers often serve three tours of duty on top of each other, PTSD is becoming an even…

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