Abuse, PTSD & Trauma

Combined with care as usual, service dogs seem to offer both psychologic as well as physiologic benefits for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suggests a study published online in Psychoneuroendocrinology.


More than one-third of U.S. Army soldiers who attempt suicide don't have a history of mental health problems, a recent study suggests.

A study recently published in The American Journal of Psychiatry found that the alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonist prazosin may hold promise for the treatment of which mental health disorder?

A study recent published online suggests that prazosin, which is used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), may be helpful in treating alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Parents who had a lot of traumatic or stressful experiences during childhood may be more likely to have kids with behavioral problems, a U.S. study suggests.

Exposure to famine at specific times early in life may contribute to depression later on, suggests a study published online in The British Journal of Psychiatry.



A recent study of medical students found that 26% of students reported symptoms of vicarious traumatization in their third year of medical school and of these, 50% identified their psychiatry clerkship as the source.

Dr. Myers shares highlights of his presentation titled “PTSD in Psychiatrists: A Hidden Epidemic.”

Although we often assume that the impact of trauma manifests right away, sometimes it can manifest decades later. This phenomenon was commonly seen in many World War II veterans who first began to experience PTSD symptoms around the time of fiftieth anniversary commemorations of the war in the mid-1990s.



Maria Gabriela Velasco, BA; Angel J. Rossy, BA; Jose Edwin Nieves, MD
Arif Pendi, MS; Alfonso Valdez, PhD; Danny Lee, BS, BA; Joshua Lee, BS; Kasim Pendi, NA; Kate Wolitzky-Taylor, PhD; David Safani, MD, MBA; Jose Aguilar, MD
Angela Dinkins-Smith, Phd, CRC. Marc Cooper, MD. Neil Page, MD.
Robert Bitonte, MD, JD. Marisa DeSanto, Biologic Science Student (UC Irvine)



In this brief clip of his keynote speech at 2013 Psych Congress, Eric Arauz describes living through the manic phase of bipolar disorder and why mental illness is a physical disease.