Daily Archives: July 2, 2014

PTSD symptoms may be reduced by common hypertension treatment

There are currently only two FDA-approved medications for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the United States. Both of these medications are serotonin uptake inhibitors. Despite the availability of these medications, many people diagnosed with PTSD remain symptomatic, … Continue reading

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Stress system and cortisol levels play role in Bipolar Disorder related depression

Depression is almost twice as common, and poor quality of life almost five times as common, in people with bipolar disorder who have elevated or low levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood. Researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, … Continue reading

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PTSD Prevention potential drug target identified

Scientists at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University have identified a drug that appears to make memories of fearsome events less durable in mice. The finding may accelerate the development of treatments for preventing PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The … Continue reading

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The lasting impact of early life stress

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it – chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse – can have lasting negative impacts. … Continue reading

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Gay Lesbian bisexual Veterans can benefit from informed Mental Health Services

In 2011, the United States Military repealed its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that prevented gay and lesbian service members from disclosing their sexual orientation. Current estimates indicate that more than 1 million veterans identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual … Continue reading

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Study dismisses link between suicidal behavior and ADHD drugs

A new register-based study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that drug therapy for ADHD does not entail an increased risk of suicide attempts or suicide, as was previously feared. The results are published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). … Continue reading

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