Resilience to Adversity Can Be Learned Through Adaptation and Positive Attitude, Research Has Demonstrated
Recent scientific and technological advances are bringing us closer to understanding biological aspects of the brain and body that underlie resilience—the ability of people under acute or chronic… Read More
Researchers Test Feasibility of a Blood Test to Gauge PTSD Risk Immediately Following Trauma
New research suggests that a simple blood sample taken in the emergency room may enable doctors to predict if a recent trauma victim is likely to develop chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD… Read More
Early-Morning Bright-Light Therapy Helped Patients with PTSD Symptoms
In a small pilot study, researchers have obtained encouraging results in using bright-light therapy to treat people with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read More
Severe Stress Before Age 6 Resulted in Smaller Brain Memory Structures
A team of researchers studying the impact of stress upon children has published new evidence suggesting that there is a “sensitive period” lasting through age 5 in which severe stress appears to have… Read More
Multi-decade Study Found Childhood Trauma Exposure Common, Raising Health Risks in Adulthood
A long-term study of 1,420 people finds that childhood trauma is more commonplace than is often assumed, and that its effects upon the transition to adulthood and adult functioning are not only… Read More