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.

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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.

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What are some techniques for working with a woman who has been abused and is not quite ready to make a change?

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"Can you say more about the role of forgiveness in helping people achieve wellness or optimal mental health? Has the ability and process of forgiving a perpetrator of harm ever been evaluated or studied? As with exercise, I have anecdotally noted improved remission in depression plus PTSD when a patient is able to feel that forgiveness has taken place. Is anyone looking at this with inflammatory markers or PET scan?"

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"I was very intrigued by the slide you presented on adverse childhood events and future risk of autoimmune disease and wondered if you could explain the study in more detail."

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