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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Jayeeta Basu, Ph.D. - brain & behavior expert on ptsd
Jayeeta Basu, Ph.D.
March 28, 2016
Scientists have uncovered a new layer of regulation in the brain that helps to control activity in the hippocampus, the center of memory and learning. The...
Ligia A. Papale ,Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on anxiety
Ligia A. Papale ,Ph.D.
February 26, 2016
Acute stress can increase the presence of a key DNA modification called 5hmC throughout a portion of the brain called the hippocampus, vital in memory and...
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)....

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