Category Archives: PTSD

Elderly at Risk for PTSD Symptoms After Serious Fall

By Associate News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on September 14, 2014 Elderly at Risk for PTSD Symptoms After Serious Fall

Elderly people who have fallen down and suffered an injury may develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within the next few days, according to a new study published in the journal General Hospital Psychiatry. The researchers found PTSD symptoms in 27 out of 100 people over age 65 who had been admitted to a hospital after a fall. Continue Reading

Brain’s Threat Response Calmed by Seeing Love & Support

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on November 10, 2014 New research suggests that being reminded of being loved and cared for can reduce the brain’s hypervigilant response to stress. University of Exeter (U.K.) investigators found that observing pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the… Continue Reading

Breathing-Based Meditation Helps Vets with PTSD

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on September 15, 2014 A new study from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers hope for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers there have shown that a breathing-based meditation practice called Sudarshan Kriya… Continue Reading

Prolonged Negative Thinking May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

By Traci Pedersen Associate News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on November 18, 2014 Repetitive negative thinking (RNT) may increase a person’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London. In Alzheimer’s disease, brain cells begin to degenerate and die, causing… Continue Reading

For Kids, Mental Abuse Can Be Worse than Sexual, Physical Abuse

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on October 9, 2014 Although childhood emotional abuse is rarely addressed by clinicians, new research suggests psychological abuse among children may lead to more problems than sexual or physical abuse. The finding that childhood emotional abuse and neglect is rarely addressed in… Continue Reading