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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753254/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-depression-and-suicidal-ideation-in-veterans-results-from-the-mind-your-heart-study
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Melanie B Arenson, Mary A Whooley, Thomas C Neylan, Shira Maguen, Thomas J Metzler, Beth E Cohen
Veterans with PTSD or depression are at increased risk for suicidal ideation. However, few studies have examined that risk in those with comorbid PTSD and depression, instead focusing on these disorders individually. This study investigates the association of suicidal ideation with comorbid PTSD and depression and examines the role of military and psychosocial covariates. We evaluated 746 veterans using the CAPS to assess PTSD and the PHQ-9 to measure depression and suicidal ideation. Covariates were assessed via validated self-report measures...
April 22, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745422/a-systematic-review-of-randomized-trials-of-mind-body-interventions-for-ptsd
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Barbara L Niles, DeAnna L Mori, Craig Polizzi, Anica Pless Kaiser, Elizabeth S Weinstein, Marina Gershkovich, Chenchen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review outcomes from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of mind-body treatments for PTSD. METHODS: Inclusion criteria based on guidelines for assessing risk of bias were used to evaluate articles identified through electronic literature searches. RESULTS: Twenty-two RCTs met inclusion standards. In most of the nine mindfulness and six yoga studies, significant between-group effects were found indicating moderate to large effect size advantages for these treatments...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741910/new-research-on-military-and-mass-trauma-an-introduction-to-the-special-issue
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Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
PTSD in military personnel and survivors of mass trauma are particularly pertinent to our world today. The stories of these trauma survivors are in the news nearly every day. With this in mind, the editors are pleased to present this special issue of Psychological Trauma focusing on military and mass trauma. Psychological Trauma is at the forefront of trauma research, and the editors are proud to present this compilation of articles on these two important topics. (PsycINFO Database Record
August 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740365/the-use-of-virtual-reality-to-facilitate-mindfulness-skills-training-in-dialectical-behavioral-therapy-for-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-study
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Araceli Flores, Marsha M Linehan, S Rob Todd, Hunter G Hoffman
Introduction: Paralysis from a spinal cord injury (SCI) increases risk of psychological problems including suicide attempts, substance use disorder, negative emotions (e.g., anger), depression, anxiety, ASD/PTSD. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy® (DBT®) has been shown to be effective for treating similar psychological symptoms in non-SCI patient populations. The current study explored for the first time, the feasibility and clinical potential of using Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) enhanced DBT® Mindfulness skills training to help reduce psychological symptoms (negative emotions and anxiety, ASD/PTSD) of two patients with SCI...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733220/mindfulness-based-processes-of-healing-for-veterans-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Marc B Schure, Tracy L Simpson, Michelle Martinez, George Sayre, David J Kearney
OBJECTIVE: U.S. veterans are at increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Prior studies suggest a benefit of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for PTSD, but the mechanisms through which MBSR reduces PTSD symptoms and improves functional status have received limited empirical inquiry. This study used a qualitative approach to better understand how training in mindfulness affects veterans with PTSD. DESIGN: Qualitative study using semistructured in-depth interviews following participation in an MBSR intervention...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563072/d-serine-is-a-potential-biomarker-for-clinical-response-in-treatment-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-using-r-s-ketamine-infusion-and-timber-psychotherapy-a-pilot-study
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Basant Pradhan, Ludmil Mitrev, Ruin Moaddell, Irving W Wainer
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a chronic and debilitating condition that is often refractory to standard frontline antidepressant therapy. A promising new approach to PTSD therapy is administration of a single sub-anesthetic dose of (R,S)-ketamine (Ket). The treatment produces rapid and significant therapeutic response, which lasts for only 4-7 days. In one of our studies, the mean duration of response was increased to 33 days when Ket administration was combined with a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Trauma Interventions using Mindfulness Based Extinction and Reconsolidation (TIMBER)...
March 18, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555349/losing-memories-during-sleep-after-targeted-memory-reactivation
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Katharine C N S Simon, Rebecca L Gómez, Lynn Nadel
Targeting memories during sleep opens powerful and innovative ways to influence the mind. We used targeted memory reactivation (TMR), which to date has been shown to strengthen learned episodes, to instead induce forgetting (TMR-forget). Participants were first trained to associate the act of forgetting with an auditory forget tone. In a second, separate, task they learned object-sound-location pairings. Shortly thereafter, some of the object sounds were played during slow wave sleep, paired with the forget tone to induce forgetting...
March 16, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549665/reduced-interference-in-working-memory-following-mindfulness-training-is-associated-with-increases-in-hippocampal-volume
#8
Jonathan Greenberg, Victoria L Romero, Seth Elkin-Frankston, Matthew A Bezdek, Eric H Schumacher, Sara W Lazar
Proactive interference occurs when previously relevant information interferes with retaining newer material. Overcoming proactive interference has been linked to the hippocampus and deemed critical for cognitive functioning. However, little is known about whether and how this ability can be improved or about the neural correlates of such improvement. Mindfulness training emphasizes focusing on the present moment and minimizing distraction from competing thoughts and memories. It improves working memory and increases hippocampal density...
March 17, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502192/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-a-review-of-therapeutic-role-of-meditation-interventions
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Ruwan M Jayatunge, Mieczyslaw Pokorski
This review is an attempt to provide a comprehensive view of post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD) and its therapy, focusing on the use of meditation interventions. PTSD is a multimodal psycho-physiological-behavioral disorder, which calls for the potential usefulness of spiritual therapy. Recent times witness a substantial scientific interest in an alternative mind-to-body psychobehavioral therapy; the exemplary of which is meditation. Meditation is a form of mental exercise that has an extensive, albeit still mostly empiric, therapeutic value...
March 4, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488629/the-influence-of-mindfulness-self-compassion-psychological-flexibility-and-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-on-disability-and-quality-of-life-over-time-in-war-veterans
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Eric C Meyer, Sheila B Frankfurt, Nathan A Kimbrel, Bryann B DeBeer, Suzy B Gulliver, Sandra B Morrisette
OBJECTIVES: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) strongly predicts greater disability and lower quality of life (QOL). Mindfulness-based and other third-wave behavior therapy interventions improve well-being by enhancing mindfulness, self-compassion, and psychological flexibility. We hypothesized that these mechanisms of therapeutic change would comprise a single latent factor that would predict disability and QOL after accounting for PTSD symptom severity. METHOD: Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans (N = 117) completed a study of predictors of successful reintegration...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464451/the-co-occurrence-of-asexuality-and-self-reported-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-diagnosis-and-sexual-trauma-within-the-past-12-months-among-u-s-college-students
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Mike C Parent, Kevin P Ferriter
An increasing number of individuals identify as asexual. It is important to understand the relationship between a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder or a history of sexual trauma co-occurs with asexual identity. We aimed to assess whether identification as asexual was associated with greater likelihood for self-reported PTSD diagnosis and history of sexual trauma within the past 12 months. Secondary data analysis was undertaken of a cross-sectional survey of 33,385 U.S. college students (12,148 male, 21,237 female), including 228 self-identified asexual individuals (31 male, 197 female), who completed the 2015-2016 Healthy Minds Study...
May 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430258/mindfulness-and-psychological-health-outcomes-a-latent-profile-analysis-among-military-personnel-and-college-students
#12
Adrian J Bravo, Matthew R Pearson, Michelle L Kelley
Previous research on trait mindfulness facets using person-centered analyses (e.g., latent profile analysis [LPA]) has identified four distinct mindfulness profiles among college students: a high mindfulness group (high on all facets of the Five-Factor Mindfulness Questionnaire [FFMQ]), a judgmentally observing group (highest on observing, but low on non-judging of inner experience and acting with awareness), a non-judgmentally aware group (high on non-judging of inner experience and acting with awareness, but very low on observing), and a low mindfulness group (low on all facets of the FFMQ)...
February 2018: Mindfulness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415222/military-tailored-yoga-for-veterans-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Robin E Cushing, Kathryn L Braun, Susan W Alden C-Iayt, Alan R Katz
Introduction: Among veterans of post-9/11 conflicts, estimates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) range from 9% shortly after returning from deployment to 31% a year after deployment. Clinical and pharmaceutically based treatments are underutilized. This could be due to concerns related to lost duty days, as well as PTSD patients' fears of stigma of having a mental health condition. Yoga has been shown to reduce PTSD symptoms in the civilian population, but few studies have tested the impact of yoga on veterans of post-9/11 conflicts...
February 5, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145076/veterans-group-exercise-a-randomized-pilot-trial-of-an-integrative-exercise-program-for-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress
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Lizabeth A Goldstein, Wolf E Mehling, Thomas J Metzler, Beth E Cohen, Deborah E Barnes, Gerard J Choucroun, Aliza Silver, Lisa S Talbot, Shira Maguen, Jennifer A Hlavin, Margaret A Chesney, Thomas C Neylan
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is prevalent among military veterans and is associated with significant negative health outcomes. However, stigma and other barriers to care prevent many veterans from pursuing traditional mental health treatment. We developed a group-based Integrative Exercise (IE) program combining aerobic and resistance exercise, which is familiar to veterans, with mindfulness-based practices suited to veterans with PTSD. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of IE on PTSD symptom severity and quality of life, as well as assess the feasibility and acceptability of IE...
February 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120841/mindfulness-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-depression-and-social-functioning-impairment-in-chinese-adolescents-following-a-tornado-mediation-of-posttraumatic-cognitive-change
#15
Wei Xu, Gan Fu, Yuanyuan An, Guangzhe Yuan, Xu Ding, Yuyang Zhou
Previous studies have shown that mindfulness is associated with less negative traumatic outcomes in people who experienced traumatic events. The present study investigated how mindfulness is related to posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) symptoms, depression and social functioning impairment in Chinese traumatized adolescents by considering the role of posttraumatic cognitive change (PCC). A total of 247 Chinese adolescents, who had experienced a severe tornado six months prior to this study, were recruited to complete a series of questionnaires...
January 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076530/a-12-week-integrative-exercise-program-improves-self-reported-mindfulness-and-interoceptive-awareness-in-war-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms
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Wolf E Mehling, Margaret A Chesney, Thomas J Metzler, Lizabeth A Goldstein, Shira Maguen, Chris Geronimo, Gary Agcaoili, Deborah E Barnes, Jennifer A Hlavin, Thomas C Neylan
OBJECTIVE: Innovative approaches to the treatment of war-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are needed. We report on secondary psychological outcomes of a randomized controlled trial of integrative exercise (IE) using aerobic and resistance exercise with mindfulness-based principles and yoga. We expected-in parallel to observed improvements in PTSD intensity and quality of life-improvements in mindfulness, interoceptive bodily awareness, and positive states of mind. METHOD: A total of 47 war veterans with PTSD were randomized to 12-week IE versus waitlist...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994478/treatment-of-developmental-stress-disorder-mind-body-and-brain-analysis-and-pharmacology-coupled
#17
Joseph McFadden
The schism between psychiatry, psychology and analysis, while long present, has widened even more in the past half-century with the advances in psychopharmacology. With the advances in electronic brain imaging, particularly in developmental and post-traumatic stress disorders, there has emerged both an understanding of brain changes resulting from severe, chronic stress and an ability to target brain chemistry in ways that can relieve clinical symptomatology. The use of alpha-1 adrenergic brain receptor antagonists decreases many of the manifestations of PTSD...
November 2017: Journal of Analytical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968198/mindfulness-based-treatments-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-review-of-the-treatment-literature-and-neurobiological-evidence
#18
Jenna E Boyd, Ruth A Lanius, Margaret C McKinnon
Mindfulness-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have emerged as promising adjunctive or alternative intervention approaches. A scoping review of the literature on PTSD treatment studies, including approaches such as mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and metta mindfulness, reveals low attrition with medium to large effect sizes. We review the convergence between neurobiological models of PTSD and neuroimaging findings in the mindfulness literature, where mindfulness interventions may target emotional under- and overmodulation, both of which are critical features of PTSD symptomatology...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience: JPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928678/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-mbsr-as-a-standalone-intervention-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-after-mixed-traumatic-events-a-mixed-methods-feasibility-study
#19
Meike Müller-Engelmann, Susanne Wünsch, Marina Volk, Regina Steil
Objectives: There is promising evidence that mindfulness-based interventions are effective in reducing the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, until now, studies have often lacked a full clinical PTSD assessment, and interventions are often administered in addition to other interventions. This study examined the feasibility of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as a standalone intervention in patients with PTSD who have experienced mixed traumatic events. Method: Fourteen patients participated in 8 weeks of MBSR...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890702/a-pilot-study-of-the-effects-of-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-on-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-and-brain-response-to-traumatic-reminders-of-combat-in-operation-enduring-freedom-operation-iraqi-freedom-combat-veterans-with-post-traumatic-stress
#20
James Douglas Bremner, Sanskriti Mishra, Carolina Campanella, Majid Shah, Nicole Kasher, Sarah Evans, Negar Fani, Amit Jasvant Shah, Collin Reiff, Lori L Davis, Viola Vaccarino, James Carmody
OBJECTIVE: Brain imaging studies in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have implicated a circuitry of brain regions including the medial prefrontal cortex, amygdala, hippocampus, parietal cortex, and insula. Pharmacological treatment studies have shown a reversal of medial prefrontal deficits in response to traumatic reminders. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a promising non-pharmacologic approach to the treatment of anxiety and pain disorders. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of MBSR on PTSD symptoms and brain response to traumatic reminders measured with positron-emission tomography (PET) in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) combat veterans with PTSD...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
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