Abuse, PTSD & Trauma

After a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), 1 in 5 patients went on to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or major depressive disorder (MDD) within the next 6 months, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.


Some veterans may experience a sharper decline in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with meditation-based therapy than with other forms of treatment, a recent study suggests.

People who survive car crashes, falls, and other major traumas that require hospitalization are at increased risk of developing mental health conditions and dying by suicide, according to a study published online.

People with major depressive disorder may be biologically older than their chronologic age, a study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.

Long-term use of benzodiazepines may increase the risk of death by suicide in patients with both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a study published online.

The risk of psychopathology among severely neglected children raised in an institution may be mitigated at least in part by subsequent placement in foster care, researchers say.



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