Wednesday, September 28, 2016

For years, scientists have surmised a link between concussions and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists have suspected that even a mild brain injury can increase the chances of PTSD. The evidence to support these claims is mounting with several recent studies.

After suffering from concussions (even a mild one), most people feel its effect on thei...

Sunday, September 25, 2016

New research provides insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offers a potential target for treatment. The study’s findings, published as an Article in Press in Biological Psychiatry, show that increased expression of PACAP – a peptide neurotransmitter the body releases in response to stress – is al...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thanks to a $15.7 million gift, USC and the nonprofit Cohen Veterans Network will open a free mental health clinic Wednesday aimed at helping veterans overcome post-traumatic stress or other disorders and transition to civilian life.

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC, 830 S. Flower St., will operate in collaboration with the USC School of Soci...

Monday, September 19, 2016

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay News) -- The 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center continues to the ravage the minds of those who responded to the Twin Towers collapse, new research shows.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced by many rescuers and other first responders now appears linked to mental decline and dementia, the study a...

Friday, September 16, 2016

At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, service members work with a team of providers to develop treatment plans for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

On August 30, Science Café attendees will hear from Melissa Walke...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Lorraine’s husband Harry had an extreme breakdown in July last year – which left their family of four in a financial crisis.

“He told me he had a migraine and was going to the doctor, but thankfully he told the doctor the truth,” she said.

Harry, 39, served in the Navy for 11 years and had four major deployments including Iraq and Afghanistan.

His wife says the...

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Music and its effects on the human body continue to be amazing. It can be used for so many things, such as memory aids for Alzheimer’s patients to altering your mood. Doctors are now prescribing Music Therapy for a number of conditions from medical to mental health.

From Didge Project:

“According to The Cardiovascular Society of Great Britain, listening to cer...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

To help his father who had PTSD and sleep disturbances, Tyler Skluzacek developed the myBivy smartphone app that is designed to prevent an oncoming night terror.

Tyler Skluzacek teamed up with three participants from other universities to create an app that would solve the problem. They called their team “The Cure,” and in less than two days, they came u...

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Former soldier Steve Craddock turned to cycling to combat post-traumatic stress – now he’s Help for Heroes’ top fundraiser.

It’s hard to find the words to talk about post-traumatic stress disorder. People can look at a double amputee and imagine what life might be like for them, but it’s the hidden wounds that are often the hardest. You can’t see what we’re g...

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Since November 2014, I’ve traveled to fifteen different countries and eighteen states, an unimaginable feat for a girl who was born and raised in a small, provincial New England town few manage to escape.  In October 2015, I started my own travel website to showcase locations around the world I fell in love with and the photographs I proudly took of them.  I...

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