Repeated Ketamine Infusions Over 2 Weeks Significantly Reduced Chronic PTSD Symptoms
A new window may be opening on the treatment of chronic PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Results of a newly published clinical trial suggest that repeated infusions of the drug ketamine over a… Read More
Researchers Discover a Rhythm in the Cortex Involved in Causing Dissociation
Researchers have identified cells and circuits in a specific area of the brain that are involved in generating the subjective state called dissociation. Read More
Unconscious Exposure to a Feared Stimulus Can Reduce Fear, Study Shows
For many years, exposure therapy has been a first-line behavioral treatment for people diagnosed with anxiety disorders such as social phobia and PTSD that involve a paralyzing or disabling fear. Read More
Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Reduced Fear and Anxiety in a Preliminary Trial
Researchers have reported success in a preliminary effort to use non-invasive brain stimulation to reduce fear and anxiety. The placebo-controlled trial involved 19 healthy human subjects who were… Read More
Identifying Brain Connectivity Changes in Combat Veterans with PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects about 7% of American adults, is much more common in combat veterans. Like others with PTSD, combat vets with the disorder experience intrusive… Read More