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post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), post-traumatic stress, post-traumatic stress disorder , Post-traumatic stress reaction, PTSD, Ptsd Symptoms, PTSD patients, Cerebral curcuitry, Cerebral chemical changes, PTSD biomarkers

Identified Brain Circuitry Bridges Neural and Behavioral Roles in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could lead to more objective biomarkers for the disorder, according to a comprehensive review of rapidly changing data published June 22 in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Research, Depression, O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute , Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, Ut Southwestern

Study Answers Why Ketamine Helps Depression, Offers Target for Safer Therapy

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UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine’s rapid antidepressant effects in the brain, a crucial step to developing alternative treatments to the controversial drug being dispensed in a growing number of clinics across the country.

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Autism, Older Fathers, geeks, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, The Mount Sinai Hospital, non-verbal IQ, Schizophrenia, Paternal Age

New Research Suggests Older Dads Have “Geekier” Sons

Mount Sinai study suggests that this gives them certain advantages over their peers

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Prayer, Aging, Senior Citizens, Elderly, Faith, relationship to God, Well-being, Mental Health, Anxiety, End Of Life

Older People Who Feel Close to God Have a Sense of Well-Being -- and the More They Pray, the Better They Feel

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As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, Baylor University sociologists have found. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.

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IPV, Intimate Partner Violence, intimate partner abuse, Violence, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault

Boyhood Victims of Violence Are More Likely to Commit Similar Acts Against Intimate Partners as Young Adults, Study Finds

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The majority of college-aged male aggressors of physical, sexual and emotional violence also reported being victims of violence themselves, both in childhood and as young adults

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Integrative Medicine, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness meditation, Stress Reduction, Stress, stress and health

What is Mindfulness-Based Meditation and Why Should I Try It?

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It seems like we are hearing more and more about mindfulness-based meditation and the role it plays in stress reduction. But what exactly is mindfulness-based meditation and why is the practice getting so much attention?

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Psychology, Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder, Behavioral Research, Advertisements

No Place Like Home

According to a new study, individuals with relatively elevated symptoms of Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder (ASAD) respond more favorably to advertisements with home concepts.

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maternal alcohol use, Children, justice system, social disadvantages, Marginalization, mental health and children , Substance Use, Indigenous, Socioeconomic Status

Heavy-Drinking Mothers Linked to Their Child’s Path Toward the Justice System

This study investigated whether children whose mothers had an alcohol-related disorder would be at risk of early-life contact with the justice system, which can lead to many negative outcomes across an individual’s life span. Such outcomes can include repeated contact with the justice system, social disadvantages and marginalization, and mental-health and substance-use issues.

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Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion Will Transform Care for Children, Adolescents with Mental Illness

Nationwide Children’s Hospital celebrated the groundbreaking today of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion, a freestanding facility fully dedicated to children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions. Thanks to a transformational $50 million gift from Big Lots and Big Lots Foundation, it will be the largest behavioral health treatment and research center dedicated to children and adolescents on a pediatric medical campus in the U.S.

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State Medical Licensing Boards’ Practices May Hurt Physician Mental Health

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A new study found state medical boards ask physicians much more extensive and intrusive questions about mental health conditions than for physical health conditions — without improving patient safety.







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