NARSAD Grantees Elisabeth B. Binder, M.D., Ph.D. of Emory University and the Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry and Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University and their team found differences in genetic expression...
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Did you know that almost half of all Americans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are receiving minimally adequate treatment?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm. The person who develops PTSD may have been the one who was harmed, the harm may have happened to a loved one, or the person may have witnessed a harmful event that happened to loved ones or strangers.
The experience of trauma during teen years is a known risk factor for the later development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The National Institutes of Health reported in 2005 that PTSD (an often debilitating...
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member and three-time NARSAD Grantee, Rene Hen, Ph.D. of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) led a team of researchers that may have found a way to reduce...
“I’m a big believer in mothers.”This is Dr. Dennis Charney speaking, and it is a remark that both charms and disarms the listener—so down to earth, yet coming from one of the most sophisticated and accomplished...
A pair of small almond-shaped structures called the amygdalae are often said to be the human brain’s “fear centers.” Many experiments have shown their involvement in the fear response—a complex series of biological...