By News Staff Breast cancer patients often display mild cognitive defects even before chemotherapy and doctors are attributing that to a kind of preemptive post-traumatic stress disorder induced by diagnosis of the disease. Studies have shown that cancer patients often exhibit mild attention deficit and some decrease in memory and other basic cognitive functions. The.. read more →

Nikita Mishra I don’t need a holiday to recover from my holiday – said no one ever. A friend of mine just returned from a one-week holiday in Spain. Excitedly I called her up to ask how it went, how it felt to be back. “The flight was delayed, my baggage is still stuck in.. read more →

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 →