Scientific Council Member Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., is one of the authors of a new study that supports the hypothesis that elevating glucocorticoid levels—a class of hormones often referred to as stress hormones—may help to...
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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.
Two-time NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, Olivier Berton, Ph.D., assistant professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a team of researchers have shown that the...
Michelle Obama and Jill Biden announced this initiative as part of their Joining Forces Campaign to focus on issues that affect veterans and their families. Obama said that while an estimated 300,000 veterans suffer PTSD...
In 2011, the Foundation awarded $1.5 million in NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants to fund 15 brilliant scientists.
The NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant is the largest grant awarded by the Brain &...
Michael S. Fanselow, Ph.D., a 2011 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee and professor of psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles, points out that we experience fear, just as we experience pain, for...