PTSD

Mobile App for Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury FDA Approved

A new app called the Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment (DANA), runs on multiple mobile platforms and was recently granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. The app will soon be available to help clinicians diagnose traumatic brain injury in as little as five minutes in almost any setting, including a combat environment. According to […]

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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases and the latest science with Hippocrates.  This model of education was maintained throughout the centuries […]

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Therapy in Virtual Environments: Are the Rights and Responsibilities the Same as in the Real World?

There has been a steady increase in the use of therapy for psychological disorders in virtual environments (VE) and using computer-assisted treatment over the last decade. Do the same guidelines and ethical standards apply as they do in the in-person world? A study published in Telemedicine and e-Health has taken on this challenge. Virtual reality […]

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One in Three Women Suffer PTSD Symptoms After Giving Birth

A Tel Aviv University researcher has found that approximately one third of all post-partum women exhibit some symptoms of PTSD, and a smaller percentage develop full-blown PTSD following the ordeal of labor.[More…]

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By R Kennedy | News . Post-partum . PTSD
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Predicting the future development of depression or PTSD after injury

An article published in General Hospital Psychiatry describes the development of a simple eight-question survey that can predict the future development of depression or PTSD, if administered soon after an injury. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the National Center for PTSD using a prospective, longitudinal cohort study design, randomly selected subjects all injured […]

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By R Kennedy | PTSD
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