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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524358/kripalu-yoga-for-military-veterans-with-ptsd-a-randomized-trial
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Kristen M Reinhardt, Jessica J Noggle Taylor, Jennifer Johnston, Abida Zameer, Seetal Cheema, Sat Bir S Khalsa
OBJECTIVES: This randomized controlled trial of yoga for military veterans and active duty personnel with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) evaluated the efficacy of a 10-week yoga intervention on PTSD. METHOD: Fifty-one participants were randomized into yoga or no-treatment assessment-only control groups. Primary outcome measures included questionnaires and the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale. RESULTS: Both yoga (n = 9) and control (n = 6) participants showed significant decreases in reexperiencing symptoms, with no significant between-group differences...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523223/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-may-modulate-extinction-memory-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Mascha Van't Wout, Sharon M Longo, Madhavi K Reddy, Noah S Philip, Marguerite T Bowker, Benjamin D Greenberg
BACKGROUND: Abnormalities in fear extinction and recall are core components of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Data from animal and human studies point to a role of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) in extinction learning and subsequent retention of extinction memories. Given the increasing interest in developing noninvasive brain stimulation protocols for psychopathology treatment, we piloted whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) during extinction learning, vs...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521364/chemotherapy-and-post-traumatic-stress-in-the-causation-of-cognitive-dysfunction-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Kerstin Hermelink, Markus Bühner, Philipp Sckopke, Franziska Neufeld, Judith Kaste, Varinka Voigt, Karin Münzel, Rachel Wuerstlein, Nina Ditsch, Karin Hellerhoff, Dorothea Rjosk-Dendorfer, Michael Braun, Franz Edler von Koch, Kristin Härtl, Stephan Hasmüller, Ingo Bauerfeind, Gerlinde Debus, Peter Herschbach, Sven Mahner, Nadia Harbeck
Background: Cancer-related cognitive dysfunction has mostly been attributed to chemotherapy; this explanation, however, fails to account for cognitive dysfunction observed in chemotherapy-naïve patients. In a controlled, longitudinal, multisite study, we tested the hypothesis that cognitive function in breast cancer patients is affected by cancer-related post-traumatic stress. Methods: Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and healthy control subjects, age 65 or younger, underwent three assessments within one year, including paper-and-pencil and computerized neuropsychological tests, clinical diagnostics of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and self-reported cognitive function...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521252/trauma-type-as-a-conditional-risk-factor-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-a-referred-clinic-sample-of-adolescents
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Jani Nöthling, Candice Simmons, Sharain Suliman, Soraya Seedat
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic experiences that are varied in type and severity may lead to the development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Some trauma types present a higher conditional risk for PTSD owing to their nature and impact on growth and functioning. Few studies have investigated the conditional risk of PTSD in clinic referred adolescents in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of the study was to determine the conditional risk for PTSD based on various trauma types (car accidents, other serious accidents, fires, witnessing a natural disaster, witnessing a violent crime, being confronted with traumatic news, witnessing domestic violence, physical abuse and sexual abuse) and to stratify risk by gender...
May 5, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520689/the-course-prediction-and-treatment-of-acute-and-posttraumatic-stress-in-trauma-patients-a-systematic-review
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Eva Visser, Taco Gosens, Brenda Leontine Den Oudsten, Jolanda De Vries
BACKGROUND: Trauma patients suffer from acute stress disorder (ASD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but it is unknown how these disorders develop over time and when treatment is effective. Our aim was to systematically review (1) the course and predictors of ASD and PTSD after trauma and (2) which and when psychological treatments are effective. METHODS: Embase, Medline, Web of Science, Scopus, PsycInfo, Cinahl, Cochrane, PubMed, and Google Scholar were searched up to September 14, 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513187/stress-and-response-to-treatment-insights-from-a-pilot-study-using-a-4-week-contemplative-self-healing-meditation-intervention-for-posttraumatic-stress-in-breast-cancer
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Emanuela Offidani, Janey C Peterson, Joseph Loizzo, Anne Moore, Mary E Charlson
Along with symptoms of anxiety and depression, many breast cancer survivors experience symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that may worsen in the setting of other stressful life events. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate whether a 4-week version of our Contemplative Self-Healing program would have different effects in reducing PTSD symptoms between breast cancer survivors with or without chronic stress at baseline. PTSD symptoms were measured using the Impact of Events scale (IES). A linear mixed model analysis was used to evaluate within patients changes in IES score...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511822/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-and-the-dermatology-patient
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Madhulika A Gupta, Patricia Jarosz, Aditya K Gupta
Dermatologic symptoms can be associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in several situations: (1) as features of some core PTSD symptoms, such as intrusion symptoms manifesting as cutaneous sensory flashbacks, as autonomic arousal manifesting as night sweats and idiopathic urticaria, and as dissociation manifesting as numbness and dermatitis artefacta; (2) the cutaneous psychosomatic effects of emotional and physical neglect and sexual abuse (eg, infantile eczema, cutaneous self-injury, and body-focused repetitive behaviors such as trichotillomania and skin picking disorder) and eating disorders, which can have dermatologic effects; (3) the direct effect of physical or sexual abuse or catastrophic life events (eg, earthquakes) on the skin; and (4) as a result of significant alterations in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal and sympatho-adrenal medullary axes, which can affect neuroendocrine and immune functions, and can lead to exacerbations of stress-reactive inflammatory dermatoses such as psoriasis, chronic urticaria, and atopic dermatitis...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504542/do-changes-in-trauma-related-beliefs-predict-ptsd-symptom-improvement-in-prolonged-exposure-and-sertraline
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Andrew A Cooper, Lori A Zoellner, Peter Roy-Byrne, Matig R Mavissakalian, Norah C Feeny
OBJECTIVE: Negative trauma-related belief change has been found to predict subsequent improvement in symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in prolonged exposure (PE) and other therapies, consistent with several psychological theories of treatment change (e.g., Foa & Kozak, 1986). However, belief change has not been examined in selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as sertraline. We examined processes associated with symptom improvement in 2 treatments for PTSD, hypothesizing that belief change would robustly predict PTSD improvement in patients treated with PE but not those treated with sertraline, reflecting moderation by treatment...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503366/is-trauma-memory-special-trauma-narrative-fragmentation-in-ptsd-effects-of-treatment-and-response
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Michele Bedard-Gilligan, Lori A Zoellner, Norah C Feeny
Seminal theories posit that fragmented trauma memories are critical to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; van der Kolk & Fisler, 1995; Brewin, 2014) and that elaboration of the trauma narrative is necessary for recovery (e.g., Foa, Huppert, & Cahill, 2006). According to fragmentation theories, trauma narrative changes, particularly for those receiving trauma-focused treatment, should accompany symptom reduction. Trauma and control narratives in 77 men and women with chronic PTSD were examined pre- and post-treatment, comparing prolonged exposure (PE) and sertraline...
March 2017: Clinical Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502284/should-hyperarousal-and-sleep-fragmentation-be-additional-treatment-targets-when-treating-osa-in-ptsd-with-cpap
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Madhulika A Gupta
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May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498555/trauma-related-pain-reexperiencing-symptoms-and-treatment-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-longitudinal-study-of-veterans
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Gregory Bartoszek, Susan M Hannan, Janina Kamm, Barbara Pamp, Kelly P Maieritsch
Research has demonstrated a strong positive association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and physical pain. However, few studies have explored the impact of pain problems on the symptoms and treatment of PTSD, and results remain inconsistent. This longitudinal study examined whether trauma-related and trauma-unrelated pain differentially and uniquely predicted reexperiencing symptoms. We also examined whether levels of reexperiencing symptoms mediated the relationship between pain intensity and posttreatment symptoms of avoidance, numbing, and hyperarousal (ANH)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496365/prevalence-and-prognosis-of-stress-disorders-a-review-of-the-epidemiologic-literature
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REVIEW
Jaimie L Gradus
Given the ubiquity of traumatic events, it is not surprising that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - a common diagnosis following one of these experiences - is characterized as conferring a large burden for individuals and society. Although there is recognition of the importance of PTSD diagnoses throughout psychiatry, the literature on other diagnoses one may receive following a stressful or traumatic event is scant. This review summarizes the literature on stress disorders (classified according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition [ICD-10]), including acute stress reaction, PTSD, adjustment disorder and unspecified stress reactions...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490022/concurrent-treatment-with-prolonged-exposure-for-co-occurring-full-or-subthreshold-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-substance-use-disorders-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Lesia M Ruglass, Teresa Lopez-Castro, Santiago Papini, Therese Killeen, Sudie E Back, Denise A Hien
BACKGROUND: To test whether an integrated prolonged exposure (PE) approach could address posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms effectively in individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD), we compared concurrent treatment of PTSD and SUD using PE (COPE) to relapse prevention therapy (RPT) for SUD and an active monitoring control group (AMCG). METHODS: We conducted a randomized 12-week trial with participants (n = 110; 64% males; 59% African Americans) who met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, text revision criteria for full or subthreshold PTSD and SUD...
2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489609/heart-rate-based-window-segmentation-improves-accuracy-of-classifying-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-using-heart-rate-variability-measures
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Erik Reinertsen, Shamim Nemati, Adriana N Vest, Viola Vaccarino, Rachel Lampert, Amit J Shah, Gari D Clifford
OBJECTIVE: Heart rate variability (HRV) characterizes changes in autonomic nervous system function and varies with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this study we developed a classifier based on heart rate (HR) and HRV measures, and improved classifier performance using a novel HR-based window segmentation. APPROACH: Single-channel ECG data were collected from 23 subjects with current PTSD, and 25 control subjects with no history of PTSD over 24 h. RR intervals were derived from these data, cleaned, and used to calculate HR and HRV metrics...
May 10, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488917/contrasting-gender-and-combat-versus-military-sexual-traumas-psychiatric-symptom-severity-and-morbidities-in-treatment-seeking-veterans
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Minden B Sexton, Greer A Raggio, Lauren B McSweeney, Caitlin C Authier, Sheila A M Rauch
BACKGROUND: Military sexual trauma (MST) and military combat trauma (MCT) are significant risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, no studies have directly contrasted the clinical profiles of Veterans between military-related traumas. Moreover, a notable gender difference in the likelihood of trauma exposure limits our ability to disentangle gender and trauma type. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To address these gaps, we aimed at (1) contrasting psychiatric complaints in Veterans with MST versus MCT exposure and (2) investigating gender differences in Veterans with MST histories...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486180/the-association-between-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-shorter-telomere-length-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Xuemei Li, Jiang Wang, Jianghua Zhou, Pan Huang, Jiping Li
OBJECTIVE: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychiatric disorder, which may accelerate aging. Many study have investigated the association between telomeres length and PTSD, but results from published studies are contradictory. Therefore, Meta-analysis approaches were conducted to give more precise estimate of relationship between telomere length and PTSD. METHOD: We systematically reviewed the databases of PUBMED, PsycINFO, Medline(Ovid SP) and EMBASE for all articles on the association between telomere length and PTSD...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485687/therapeutic-response-to-cognitive-processing-therapy-in-white-and-black-female-veterans-with-military-sexual-trauma-related-ptsd
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Ryan P Holliday, Nicholas D Holder, Meredith L C Williamson, Alina Surís
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based treatment (EBT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which has been validated for female veterans with military-related PTSD. Existing trials have enrolled predominantly White veterans with some studies documenting higher rates of early termination from EBTs among Black females when compared to White females. Data from a previously published randomized clinical trial were used to evaluate the effectiveness of CPT for Black female veterans with military sexual trauma (MST)-related PTSD...
May 9, 2017: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485636/a-systematic-review-of-psychosocial-interventions-for-adult-refugees-and-asylum-seekers
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Rachel H Tribe, Kyra-Verena Sendt, Derek K Tracy
BACKGROUND: Europe is in the midst of the largest refugee migration since the Second World War; there is an urgent need to provide an updated systematic review of the current best evidence for managing mental distress in refugee populations. AIMS: The aim of this review is to provide an exhaustive summary of the current literature on psychosocial interventions, both trauma- and non-trauma-focused, for refugee populations experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive or anxiety symptoms...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482250/posttraumatic-symptoms-among-maltreated-youth-using-classification-and-regression-tree-analysis
#19
Emma H Ross, Christopher A Kearney
Individual psychological factors have been shown to exacerbate risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in youth following maltreatment, but the novel contribution of the present study includes a focus on interactive relationships between these factors on specific PTSD symptom clusters. This study identified maltreated youth at highest risk for re-experiencing, avoidance, and hyperarousal symptom clusters via cognitive, affective, and demographic variables. Participants (n=400) included ethnically diverse maltreated youth...
May 5, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482208/pre-treatment-cortisol-awakening-response-predicts-symptom-reduction-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-after-treatment
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A E Rapcencu, R Gorter, M Kennis, S J H van Rooij, E Geuze
Dysfunction of the HPA-axis has frequently been found in the aftermath of trauma exposure with or without PTSD. Decreasing HPA-axis reactivity to different stress cues has been reported during PTSD treatment. The cortisol awakening response (CARi) is a well-validated, standardized measure of HPA-axis reactivity which can be easily acquired in the clinical setting. Whether CARi changes over time in traumatized individuals are specific to PTSD treatment is unknown. Furthermore, a possible role for the baseline CARi in predicting symptom reduction after treatment in PTSD has not been examined before...
April 27, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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