20 Sep 2016
September 20, 2016

PTSD Linked To Chemical Imbalance in Brain

the Psychiatry Advisor take: An imbalance between neurotransmitters serotonin and substance P has been linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with the greater the imbalance, the more serious the symptoms, according to research published in Molecular Psychiatry. Previous research has shown that people with PTSD have altered brain anatomy and function. This finding provides evidence.. read more →

Cyber Psychologist Professor Mary Aiken believes the internet, in it’s current state, is “not fit for purpose”. Professor Aiken is director of the Cyber Psychology Research Centre at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin – advising the European policing agency, Europol and the United Nations – and she is the inspiration behind Patricia Arquette’s.. read more →

  We know life or body threatening traumatic events, like the terror attacks in Paris and Colorado Springs or repeated combat deployments, can injure the brain. But such injuries are not like bullets ripping through organs. When bullet meets flesh injury, even death, is inevitable. In contrast, traumatic events yield many outcomes. Most adapt. Some thrive… read more →

30 Aug 2016
August 30, 2016

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Despite there being strong evidence of the benefits of exercise for individuals with a mental health condition, until recently, no studies had been conducted that related specifically to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Lifetime prevalence of PTSD within the general population is estimated at between 5% and 10%, with occupation-specific rates among combat veterans and police.. read more →

By South Wales Evening Post   POST-TRAUMATIC Stress Disorder (PTSD) is usually associated with members of the Armed Forces who have been through combat, but a Swansea woman has spoken out about how it can also affect new mothers. Lora Evans found herself among the 9 per cent of women who are affected by the.. read more →