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Google joins hands with NAMI and VA to offer screening for PTSD

12-07   Google joins hands with NAMI and VA to offer screening for PTSD

Posted in PTSD

Witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening or traumatic event, such as natural disasters, physical or sexual assault, serious accidents or terrorist incidents, increase the risk of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is natural to feel afraid after a traumatic experience, but individuals with PTSD may feel frightened or stressed out even when not in danger. […]


MMDA may help war veterans suffering from PTSD, says study

08-31   MMDA may help war veterans suffering from PTSD, says study

A party drug primarily used in revelries for its euphoric effects may soon help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) overcome the illness, claims a recent study. The researchers are using the drug in a clinical trial on war veterans plagued by PTSD. An illegal drug, 3-methoxy-4,5-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MMDA), is both a stimulant and a psychedelic. […]


Wounded soldiers dismissed for misconduct often have PTSD or TBI

05-18   Wounded soldiers dismissed for misconduct often have PTSD or TBI

Macabre incidents from the war fields continue to haunt soldiers for a long time for which they sometimes even need therapy. Soldiers deputed in war zones often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which they develop as a result of their war time experiences. According to a recent report released by the Government Accountability Office, […]


Forgetting and the ‘seven sins of memory’

06-25   Forgetting and the ‘seven sins of memory’

Posted in Cognition, Memory, PTSD

Forgetting occurs when people are unable to recall or access information that is stored in their long-term memories. Several different types of memory problems or lapses can happen to everyone, regardless of age, and can impact the way memories are retrieved, said Daniel L. Schacter, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Harvard University. The “seven […]


United by grief: How mass shootings affect everyone

06-15   United by grief: How mass shootings affect everyone

Posted in Coping, PTSD, Trauma

As Americans, we have become intimately familiar with mass shootings. It seems as though every month, a new tragedy hits us, sending the country reeling. Last Sunday, we have reached an unfortunate milestone: We have experienced the most deadly shooting in all of U.S. history thus far. At least 49 people were killed and 53 […]


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