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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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...
Ryan J. Herringa, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on ptsd
Dr. Ryan J. Herringa
August 31, 2015
Researchers have identified unique characteristics of emotional processing in young people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), showing for the first...
John Krystal, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on ptsd
John Krystal, M.D.
May 15, 2015
Among the symptoms experienced by people who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are symptoms of “anxious arousal”––feeling tense or easily startled...
Margaret McKinnon, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on ptsd
Margaret McKinnon, Ph.D.
May 01, 2015
For some people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), symptoms go beyond the flashbacks, nightmares, sleeplessness, and tense feelings that trouble many...

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