Post-Traumatic Stress News
See the latest news and information about PTSD and related issues that's reported in the medical and scientific literature.
Patients with chronic pain syndromes frequently exhibit symptoms including nightmares, intrusive and recurrent recollections, and symptoms of increased arousal associated with posttraumatic stress disorder, (PTSD). This study's purpose was to determine the prevalence of PTSD-like symptoms in a population of FMS patients seeking treatment from a pain center. The researchers also set out to evaluate the relationship between the symptoms of FMS, PTSD-like symptoms and disability. Consider
In a 2012 study, recently returned combat veterans with PTSD had smaller volumes in an area of the brain involved in fear and anxiety responses. This is the first study showing that smaller amygdala is associated PTSD, regardless of severity.
The authors of this study offer a definition of sense of coherence as, "Those subjects who can give meaning to a traumatic event can comprehend what has happened and have a sense of manageability of the sequelae, and are able to cope better with the traumatic event itself." In this study the authors attempt to see if sense of coherence [SOC] is related to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a car accident; they explored the patients' experienced emotions and cognition, physical and psychological symptoms, and internal and external coping methods to determine the relationship between these factors and SOC.
Since a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) describes long-term stress reactions after trauma, a new diagnosis of Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) has been formulated to describe the immediate reaction to trauma that may develop into PTSD.
After the traumatic experience of an auto accident, some people suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). New research suggests your likelihood of having PTSD is higher if you have a neck disability from whiplash.
Past research has shown that a sizable minority of those who experience physical trauma will develop psychological symptoms including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers have not been able to fully understand the relationship between injury severity and psychological outcome.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), which causes mental and cognitive disorders, can be detected by CT scan. In the scan, a TBI patient will commonly have small hemorrhagic lesions in the cerebral white matter of the brain. When these lesions are present, it has been shown that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) patients are more likely to suffer from neuropsychiatric symptoms.
Neck pain is generally caused by a traumatic event, such as a motor vehicle collision. This trauma may also result in persistent posttraumatic stress symptoms or PTSD. Research has shown posttraumatic stress symptoms to be associated with poorer recovery following auto injuries.