Common antibiotic may help treat PTSD

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 16:16

London, April 5 (IANS) A common antibiotic which is used to treat a wide range of diseases, from acne to urinary tract infections, may also help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by suppressing fear memory, suggest results of a trial conducted in a group of health volunteers.


Traumatic stress affects boys and girls differently: Study

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 07:06

San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) A new study suggests that a brain region that integrates emotions and actions appears to undergo accelerated maturation in adolescent girls with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but not in boys with the condition.


Wearable device may improve sleep, reduce PTSD risk

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 15:10

New York, Aug 17 (IANS) A wearable device developed by Arizona-based research firm Brain State Technologies could help improve sleep and thereby lower the risk of developing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suggests new research.


New York Times negatively framed PTSD in articles: Study

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 11:46

New York, May 20 (IANS) The portrayals of populations affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the New York Times articles do not reflect the epidemiology of the disorder, researchers have found, adding that "PTSD was negatively framed in many articles."