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PTSD research identifies potential path to treatment

PTSD research identifies potential path to treatment
A study of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—conducted by the VA National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), National PTSD Brain Bank, and Yale University—has identified a new potential mechanism contributing to the biology of the disorder that may be targeted by future treatments. Among combat veterans, PTSD is a common and disabling condition that is associated with high suicide risk, and in some cases it is difficult to treat effectively.
18th July 2017

Video games serve as coping mechanism for military personnel

Video games serve as coping mechanism for military personnel
Growing up in a military family, Jaime Banks is accustomed to the transient yet structured life of military service. After watching family members find stress relief through video games, the West Virginia University professor saw a connection to her research on communication technology and human identity. "Some members of my extended family serve in the military, and I started to notice how video games play a big role in their lives," said Banks, an assistant professor of communication studies.
26th June 2017

Select memories could be 'erased', leaving others intact

Select memories could be 'erased', leaving others intact
Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and McGill University and published in Current Biology. The findings suggest that it may be possible to develop drugs to delete memories that trigger anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) without affecting other important memories of past events.
23rd June 2017


Magnetic stimulation fights depression by rewiring the brain

Magnetic stimulation fights depression by rewiring the brain
Americans spend billions of dollars each year on antidepressants, but the National Institutes of Health estimates that those medications work for only 60% to 70% of people who take them. In addition, the number of people with depression has increased 18% since 2005, according to the World Health Organisation, which this year launched a global campaign encouraging people to seek treatment.
13th June 2017

Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression

Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression
Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, as well as help gastrointestinal upset, research from McMaster University has found. In a study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology, researchers of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute found that twice as many adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) reported improvements from co-existing depression when they took a specific probiotic than adults with IBS who took a placebo.
31st May 2017

Patient's brainwaves may help fight PTSD

Patient's brainwaves may help fight PTSD
Technology using a patient's own brainwaves might offer hope against tough-to-treat PTSD, new research suggests. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop as a reaction to a terrifying event, such as war, natural disasters, sexual assault and other physical violence or trauma. People with the condition may have prolonged anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares and other life-altering symptoms.
19th April 2017

Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy cleared by FDA

Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy cleared by FDA
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is now the only FDA-cleared TMS treatment in the United States delivered in under 19 minutes. The next generation NeuroStar system is designed to benefit both physicians and patients, with increased convenience and scheduling flexibility for patients who need to fit daily treatment into their busy lives, and doctors looking to provide therapy to a growing patient population.
18th April 2017

Blood test unlocks frontier in treating depression

Blood test unlocks frontier in treating depression
  Doctors for the first time can determine which medication is more likely to help a patient overcome depression, according to research that pushes the medical field beyond what has essentially been a guessing game of prescribing antidepressants.
30th March 2017

Brain stimulation improves cognitive problems

Brain stimulation improves cognitive problems
"A beautiful, lobular structure," is how Krystal Parker describes the cerebellum - a brain region located at the base of the skull just above the spinal column. The cerebellum is most commonly associated with movement control, but work from Parker's lab and others is gradually revealing a much more complex role in cognition that positions the cerebellum as a potential target for treating diseases that affect thinking, attention, and planning, such as schizophrenia.
29th March 2017

Video games and 'brain training': playing to beat the blues

Video games and 'brain training': playing to beat the blues
Video games and 'brain training' applications are increasingly touted as an effective treatment for depression. A UC Davis study found that when the video game users were messaged reminders, they played the game more often and in some cases increased the time spent playing. "Through the use of carefully designed persuasive message prompts ... mental health video games can be perceived and used as a more viable and less attrition-ridden treatment option," according to the study.
27th March 2017


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