Tag: post traumatic stress syndrome

Olympic Athletes Vulnerable to Everyday Health Risks

On the field of play, Olympic athletes appear to be superhuman ― stronger, faster, and fitter than the rest of us ― and in picture-perfect...

Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Risk for Suicidal Thoughts, Actions

Young adults who use cannabis ― either sporadically, daily, or those who have cannabis use disorder ― have a significantly increased risk for suicidal thoughts...

High Rates of Work-Related Trauma, PTSD in Intern Physicians

Work-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is three times higher in interns than the general population, new research shows. Investigators assessed PTSD in more than 1100...

Psychiatric Fallout From Long-COVID: How to Prepare

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As mounting evidence points to a significant psychiatric component of COVID-19,...

Increased Risk for Suicide, Self-harm in ICU Survivors

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Critically ill adults who survive a stint in the intensive care...

Blood Biomarker a ‘Promising Predictor’ of Psychosis Relapse

Copeptin, a small peptide secreted with the hormone vasopressin, appears to be one of the first promising biomarkers for predicting psychosis relapse, results of an...

PTSD Linked to Ischemic Heart Disease

A study using data from Veterans Health Administration (VHA) electronic medical records shows a significant association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among female veterans and...

Global Experts Weigh In on Psychedelics

In 1967, when the United Nations Convention on Drugs classified psychedelics as Schedule I substances, it effectively ended research into these agents as potential therapeutics...

Four Phases Help COVID Patients Ease Back Into Exercise

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Once patients who have had COVID-19 are symptom-free for at least...

One Psychiatrist Making a Difference

Dr Mona Masood Have you ever had a really good idea about how to improve the delivery of mental health services? An idea that would...

Repeated Ketamine Infusions Linked to Rapid Relief of PTSD

Repeated intravenous infusions of ketamine provide rapid relief for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. In what investigators are calling the first...

Two Genes in Prefrontal Cortex Implicated in PTSD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A post-mortem analysis of brain tissue from people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) revealed that two genes in the...

PTSD, Depression Combo Tied to High Risk for Early Death in Women

Middle-aged women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid depression have a nearly fourfold increased risk for early death from a variety of causes in...

The Future of Psychedelic Therapy in the US

After a 50-year hiatus, psychedelic drugs are undergoing a research renaissance. Roland R. Griffiths, professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and the Oliver...

Survey Explores Mental Health, Services Use in Police Officers

New research shows that about a quarter of police officers in one large force report past or present mental health problems. Responding to a survey,...

PTSD Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with up to a twofold increased risk of dementia, new research shows. Investigators found that individuals with PTSD had...

An Independent Risk Factor for Heart Disease?

Frequent nightmares are independently linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), new research shows. In what researchers describe as “surprising” findings, results from...

Pearls for Administering Cognitive Exams During the Pandemic

Patients have often been labeled as “poor historians” if they are not able to recollect their own medical history, whether through illness or difficulties in...

Stress-Induced Brain Activity Linked to Chest Pain in CAD Patients

The brain’s reaction to stress may be an important contributor to chest pain in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), according to results of a...

Movement-Based Yoga ‘Viable’ for Depression in Many Mental Disorders

Movement-based yoga appears to ease depressive symptoms in a wide range of mental health disorders, a new systematic review and meta-analysis suggest. Results of the...

A Surge in PTSD May Be the ‘New Normal’

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 11, 2020 — The prolonged and unique stresses imparted by the COVID-19 pandemic has many predicting a...

US Initiative Aims to Stem the Tide of Suicide

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Several federal agencies and private sector groups have launched a national...

A Call for ‘Urgent’ Global Action to Prevent Suicide

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 23, 2020 — A global group of suicide experts is urging governments around the world to take...

Life in Jail Worse During COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 14, 2020 — Jails provide ideal conditions for the spread of COVID-19, as made clear by...

Worry, Anxiety Tied to Increased Inflammation

Worry and anxiety are strongly linked to fluctuations in levels of inflammatory markers, which can compromise the immune system, potentially leaving individuals at increased risk...