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It is well known that hyperarousal in PTSD patients leads to an increase in heart rate to trauma related stimuli. The purpose of this study was to see if this peripheral physiological activation in PTSD patients by a trauma script can be reversed by…

In this article, we provide a summary of research on the efficacy of treatments for PTSD and suggest directions for future work. Although numerous psychological therapies have been suggested and used in patients with PTSD, most efficacy research…

Background: Several studies have reported limbic structures volume decrease in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, in PTSD the effect of therapy on brain structures has seldom been investigated. The aim of the study was to evaluate the…

Stanley Milgram's classic experiments in the 1960s demonstrated that ordinary people would - with encouragement from authority figures - give escalating electric shocks to innocent people so painful that the subjects, who were actually in league with…

Introduction: Hyper-vigilance as well emotional hyper-reactivity to trauma-related cues are major facets of the emotional deficits frequently described as being part of the dysfunction causing aetiology and maintenance of post-traumatic stress…

This paper is a review of international literature on evidence‐based best practice treatment of post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) published since the Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Adults and Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic…

Contemporary treatment approaches for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) include traditional approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Group Therapy, Pharmacotherapy, et cetera, as well as experimental approaches such…

The current study examined client self-perception of change in posttraumatic stress symptoms during and after treatment in three treatment conditions: psychopharmacology (fluoxetine), an exposure-based psychotherapeutic treatment (EMDR), and a pill…

Several lines of evidence suggest that EMDR may help in the treatment of PTSD by activating memory processing systems normally activated during REM sleep but dysfunctional in the PTSD patient.

Very little is known about the mechanisms that underlie the therapeutic effectiveness of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). This study tested whether the content of participants' responses during EMDR is similar to that thought to…

Objective: Despite advances in obstetric and neonatal care, many women will experience the birth of stillborn infant or the death of a newborn. Stillbirth is a devastating experience for women, sometimes leads to depression, anxiety, traumatic grief…

Jails and juvenile halls are filled with them, hospitals and clinics are filled with them, counseling and psychiatric offices are filled with them. They are the dually diagnosed, also known as co-occurring disorders. It means the presence of more…

To prevent adverse long-term effects, children who suffer from posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) need treatment. Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is an established treatment for children with PTSS. However, alternatives are…

General practitioners have an important role to play in helping patients after exposure to severe psychological trauma. In the immediate aftermath of trauma, GPs should offer "psychological first aid," which includes monitoring of the patient's…

Lost in mental illness, he became one of the first troops to try out the intriguing and cutting-edge therapy called eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) - a practice which would force him to relive suicidal thoughts but ultimately go…

This literature review examines the efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) relative to other evidence-based treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), such as Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing…

In this review I explored the most effective treatment options available for military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Specifically, psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy was examined. Psychotherapy encompassed cognitive behavioral therapy,…

This study investigated pre-treatment factors predicting non-response to eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) among adult patients diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at a trauma clinic. Before the treatment,…
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