Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety-based disorder that can develop after a person is involved in or has witnessed traumatic events. The main treatment for people with PTSD are … Continue Reading New brain region that suppresses fear identified.
The children of traumatized people have long been known to be at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, there are very few opportunities to examine biologic alterations in … Continue Reading Trauma’s inherited epigenetic fingerprint observed in children of Holocaust survivors.
The ability to learn associations between events is critical for survival, but it has not been clear how different pieces of information stored in memory may be linked together by … Continue Reading Researchers optogenetically create artificial link between unrelated memories.
In a study of more than 8,000 veterans living in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, researchers from Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, and The Department of Veterans Affairs found those … Continue Reading First large-scale longitudinal study links PTSD to heart disease.
Why do some people develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others who suffered the same ordeal do not? A new UCLA discovery may shed light on the answer. UCLA scientists … Continue Reading Study identifies two genes that boost risk for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Hybrid imaging with positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) in the pituitary region of the brain is a promising tool for differentiating military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) … Continue Reading Hybrid neuroimaging shows pituitary abnormalities in veterans with PTSD.
While abnormalities in the adrenergic and noradrenergic systems, both integral in the fight-or-flight response, are thought to play a role in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), until now … Continue Reading Evidence of genetic link to PTSD in soldiers exposed to childhood trauma.
A team from Brigham Young University have devised experiments using MRI technology that help them distinguish pure imagination from related processes like remembering. The team wanted to investigate how memory … Continue Reading Neuroscientists watch imagination happening in the brain.
Nature is thrifty. The same signals that embryonic cells use to decide whether to become nerves, skin or bone come into play again when adult animals are learning whether to … Continue Reading Notch developmental pathway regulates fear memory formation.
Scientists studying depression in teens have discovered that subtle changes in a gene can predict how the brain reacts to stress, which can cause such health issues as depression, post-traumatic … Continue Reading Researchers find multiple new predictors of stress-related illnesses.