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.

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Kevin S. LaBar, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on ptsd
Kevin S. LaBar, Ph.D.
February 05, 2016
In people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fear-associated brain circuits overreact to cues that are similar to—but not the same as—features of a...
Vaishali P. Bakshi, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on PTSD
Vaishali P. Bakshi, Ph.D.
December 08, 2015
Researchers have uncovered new details about what happens in the brain when a mild source of stress generates an extreme response, disproportionate to the...
Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on ptsd
Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D.
November 10, 2015
New research in mice has unlocked clues as to how MDMA — also known as the rave drug Ecstasy — can treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)....
Yvette I. Sheline, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on PTSD
Yvette I. Sheline, M.D.
October 16, 2015
Anxiety and depression symptoms in major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder reflect abnormal connections to the same emotion center in the brain,...
Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on ptsd
Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D.
September 14, 2015
In treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the goal is to find ways to help patients “extinguish” abnormal and exaggerated fear responses that can...

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