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A ‘brainwave’ to help fight PTSD

(HealthDay)—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

Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery!

I’ve had the privilege to be mentored by some exceptional clinicians including renowned trauma specialist Babette Rothschild and senior clinicians from Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Tech. Babette’s Somatic Trauma Therapy and mentoring has strengthened my clinical practice and broadened my mind to further consider the modalities I integrate into my practice (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Psychotherapy).

PTSD Research Highlights Early Intervention Strategies

December 21, 2016 Share this content: Emotional numbing after a traumatic event leads to social withdrawal. Intrusive memories of a traumatic event and the associated physiological reactions to those memories in the acute period after the event appear to play a central role in the development of post traumatic stress disorder, suggests findings

PTSD Risk Following Unexpected Death of a Loved One May Be Predictable

December 15, 2016 Share this content: Risk factors can predict PTSD following the death of a loved one. Certain risk factors can strongly predict the risk of a person developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the unexpected death of a loved one, suggests a new study in Depression and Anxiety. “Preliminary evidence suggests that

DBT Evidence Based Treatment for BPD!

This article was written by Peter King - Specialist therapist & educator in DBT, Somatic Trauma Therapy & Mindfulness. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, also known as DBT, is often seen as an option for GPs and mental health professionals seeking referral options for individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress

SPECT Imaging Offers More Accurate Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been all over the news — and consequently on the minds of Americans. Yet, TBI is neither a new problem nor a rare malady. TBI ranges from mild TBI (concussion), moderate TBI (usually associated with a loss of consciousness at the time of injury), and

SfN: CBT May Improve PTSD, Depression Through Common Biological Mechanism

November 18, 2016 Share this content: The dimensional brain-behavioral associations could potentially serve as an imaging marker to index inter-individual differences in treatment responses. Researchers found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), an effective treatment for both depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), may work by normalizing cognitive control and emotional regulation dysfunctions in

Anxiety, Depression Treatment Response May Improve When Dissociation is Targeted

November 17, 2016 Share this content: Reduction of dissociation correlated with decreases in disorder severity and with reductions of depression and anxiety symptoms. Targeting dissociation in treatment-resistant patients with depressive or anxiety disorders may improve the effectiveness of overall treatment response, suggests a new study in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. “Lower treatment

Non-invasive Nerve Stimulation May Improve PTSD Symptoms

November 17, 2016 Share this content: The treatment improved electrophysiological measures of autonomic nervous system state and emotionally-modulated startle response. Non-invasive nerve stimulation was found to improve electrophysiological measures in both the autonomic nervous system and in the emotionally-modulated startle response in combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to findings presented

Almost a fifth of midwives ‘suffering PTSD’, study finds

This post was originally published on this site by Tom Forbes Almost a fifth of midwives meet the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder, new research has found. Contributing factors include witnessing trauma such as injury or death, abusive care by other health professionals, or care not undertaken in a sensitive way. The study of