The brains of children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have structural differences not seen in the brains of typical kids, a new study finds. PTSD is a mental health problem that occurs in some people who’ve lived through a shocking or dangerous event. The damaging effects associated with childhood trauma can lead to lasting changes.. read more →

Our emotional state is governed partly by a tiny brain structure known as the amygdala, which is responsible for processing positive emotions such as happiness, and negative ones such as fear and anxiety. A new study from MIT finds that these emotions are controlled by two populations of neurons that are genetically programmed to encode.. read more →

At the Lieber Institute for Brain Development in East Baltimore, dozens of brains from people who were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder during their lifetimes are stored away in industrial-sized freezers intended to preserve vital tissue. The nonprofit research institute has amassed 81 of these PTSD brains—only a small portion of its nearly 2,000 total.. read more →

If you are caring for an elderly or ailing relative, you are not alone. Nearly one out of five American adults serves as a caregiver to a loved one—an elderly parent or in-law in almost half of cases but in other instances a spouse, a child or other relative who has become sick or disabled… read more →

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health disorder triggered by particularly distressing life events. One in 10 people will experience it, according to PTSD UK. The anxiety disorder can be triggered by serious road accidents, prolonged sexual or physical abuse, military combat, traumatic childbirth and being caught up in natural disasters. Sufferers will.. read more →

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 →