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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Scott A. Langenecker, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on mental illness
Scott A. Langenecker, Ph.D.
December 02, 2016
An analysis of 37 different imaging studies of the brain’s white matter in patients with depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders found that these...
Alicia K. Smith, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on PTSD
Alicia K. Smith, Ph.D.
October 14, 2016
Mutations in a gene known as NLGN1 may be associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research published on May 24, 2016 in...
Raül Andero Galí, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on PTSD
Raül Andero Galí, Ph.D.
July 21, 2016
Scientists have strengthened fear memories in mice by artificially switching on a set of fear-processing cells in the brain as the animals underwent a negative...
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...

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