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Possible new weapon against PTSD

Blocking a newly identified memory pathway could prevent the disorder. Anne Trafton | MIT News Office August 31, 2015 About 8 million Americans suffer from nightmares and flashbacks to a traumatic event. This condition, known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is particularly common among soldiers who have been in combat, though it can also be

August 31st, 2015|Categories: General News, Veteran-Related|Tags: , , |

Exploring the brain’s role in stress-induced anxiety​​​

July 23, 2015 By Jim Dryden BRUCHAS LABORATORY Neurons in the mouse brain appear green as they produce a substance that makes them sensitive to light. The red marks the presence of norepinephrine, which surges under stress. Calming a neural circuit in the brain can alleviate stress in mice, according to new research that could

PTSD Linked to Endothelial Dysfunction

Susan Jeffrey - June 08, 2015  - TORONTO – Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with impaired coronary distensibility and an increased risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACE), a new study shows. Researchers report that PTSD was independently associated with impaired coronary distensibility, as reflected in the coronary distensibility index (CDI), as well as atherosclerosis and that it

PTSD Linked to Premature Aging, Specific Diseases

Pauline Anderson May 08, 2015 Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase biomarkers of the aging process and of medical conditions, such heart disease, associated with advanced age and lead to premature death, a new literature review reveals. These findings reinforce the idea that PTSD is not just a mental illness, said senior study author Dilip Jeste, MD, distinguished