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.


Bullied child and bullies

Bullying during childhood has long-term psychiatric consequences, particularly for children who were both victims and bullies, according to a prospective, population-based study published in the online February 20 JAMA Psychiatry.

Risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following combat is influenced by the interaction of several factors, including the intensity of combat exposure, the amount of attention soldiers pay to threats, and genetic factors.

Researchers need to develop better interventions for children exposed to traumatic events, reported Valerie L. Forman-Hoffman, PhD, MPH, and colleagues, in a systemic review published in the online February 11 Pediatrics.