Increased stress can cause changes in brain’s reward centre, which may then lead to a rise in alcohol consumption, a study, with implications to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has found. In the study, researchers used a rat model to explore the relationship between stress signaling and addictive substance use. Rodents that had been exposed to.. read more →

For men, confronting the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may not come naturally. Many are unaccustomed to showing vulnerability or weakness, making it tough to open up and seek treatment.    What’s more, men can often be “fixers,” thinking there’s not a problem they can’t solve. But when it comes to PTSD, many men are.. read more →

LONDON – Elderly people forced out of their homes and separated from neighbors in the aftermath of a natural disaster may be more prone to dementia than survivors who are able to remain in their dwellings, a new study suggests. This, at least, is how things unfolded after the 2011 tsunami and earthquake in the.. read more →