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.
Abuse, PTSD & Trauma
For patients with milder cases of generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder, the benefits of antidepressants may not outweigh the risks, according to a meta-analysis.
Combining intensive psychotherapy with a pure form of the party drug ecstasy is safe and could aid recovery in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the findings of a study in military veterans.
Members of the military who received severe combat wounds and have chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an amplified risk of hypertension as well, according to a U.S. Veterans Affairs study.
Childhood trauma is significantly associated with the severity of hallucinations and delusions in people with psychosis, researchers found in a systematic review and meta-analysis published online in Schizophrenia Bulletin.
After three weekly horseback riding sessions, 32 participating combar veterans lowered their scores for symptoms of PTSD, researchers report online in Military Medical Research.