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Post-traumatic stress disorder

Mel B still having therapy for PTSD

"It's everything that I went through and am still going through because of that abusive relationship."

May 13, 2019, 19:39 PM IST

One-fifth of cancer survivors are victimised by PTSD, says study

Many patients live in fear that their cancer may come back and they may think the cancer has returned with every lump or bump, pain or ache, fatigue or fever.

Nov 20, 2017, 18:18 PM IST

Australian military vets take help from dogs to overcome PTSD

Highly-trained dogs in Australia are helping ex-armymen overcome the mental scars of war and fight PTSD easily.

Sep 30, 2017, 11:19 AM IST

Scientists claim this common antibiotic can help prevent, treat PTSD!

PTSD is a term for a broad range of psychological symptoms that can develop after someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event.

Apr 05, 2017, 00:24 AM IST

PTSD has a cure – Playing video game 'Tetris' can ease symptoms

Results showed that those who had played Tetris had fewer intrusive memories of the trauma in total over the week immediately following the accident than the controls.

Mar 30, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

Here's a way out to prevent PTSD symptoms

For the research, the mice were given a small dose of intravenous ketamine or a placebo either one month, one week, or one hour before they were subjected to a series of small shocks.

Feb 10, 2017, 18:57 PM IST

Ketamine may help prevent traumatic disorders

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that occurs in about one-quarter of individuals who experience psychological trauma.

Feb 09, 2017, 14:46 PM IST

Going through trauma? Sleep can help you process your experiences!

People with PTSD experience highly emotional and distressing memories or even flashbacks where they feel as if they were experiencing the trauma all over again.

Dec 14, 2016, 23:06 PM IST

Are depression and PTSD the strongest reasons for suicide?

Major debate exists about the reason behind the increased risk of suicide in trauma survivors. 

Nov 27, 2016, 04:49 AM IST

Marijuana could help treat alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health

A new study has revealed that marijuana could help to treat alcoholics, people who are addicted to drugs and those who are suffering from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety.

Nov 16, 2016, 22:46 PM IST

Traumatic stress impacts brains of boys, girls differently

Traumatic stress may have different impact in the brains of adolescent boys and girls, according to a new brain-scanning study.

Nov 12, 2016, 19:20 PM IST

Rise in alcohol consumption increases during stress: Study

Increased stress can cause changes in brain's reward centre, which may then lead to a rise in alcohol consumption. 

Nov 05, 2016, 18:12 PM IST

Nightmares may increase suicide risk: Study

The nightmares may trigger specific types of negative cognitive thoughts - such as defeat, entrapment and hopelessness - which reinforce suicidal thoughts and behaviours, researchers said.

Mar 17, 2016, 14:53 PM IST

Pregnancy may help women at PTSD risk

The findings highlight the need to screen pregnant women for possible undiagnosed PTSD.

Feb 10, 2016, 15:40 PM IST

How rats respond to fear can fix stress disorder in humans

Female rats often respond to fear by "darting" where they start running around like crazy when they sense threat, new research has found, suggesting that the findings could lead to better treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in humans.

Jan 31, 2016, 15:33 PM IST

Reporting violent events puts journalists at PTSD risk

Journalists who report on life-threatening events are at increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety, says a study that looked into the emotional well-being of reporters covering violent events in Kenya.

Sep 25, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

'Super-smart mice' may help cure Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

Scientists have created intelligent and bold mice by altering a single gene, an advance that may pave the way for new treatments for brain disorders such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Aug 16, 2015, 13:17 PM IST

Stress won't give you cancer

 Stressful events are not associated with cancer, researchers have said, adding that people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not at the risk of developing the deadly disease.

Aug 15, 2015, 12:41 PM IST

Playing Tetris can help reduce impact of emotional trauma

Playing visually demanding computer games such as Tetris can help block flashbacks of traumatic events, reducing the risk of a person suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study suggests.

Jul 08, 2015, 19:55 PM IST

Stress hormone enhances memory retrieval

The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences in life, researchers report.

Jul 05, 2015, 15:13 PM IST