Latest News

Biomarker could reveal why some develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Blood expression levels of genes targeted by the stress hormones called glucocorticoids could be a physical measure, or biomarker, of risk for developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), researchers report. PTSD is triggered by a terrifying event, either witnessed or experienced. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Not everyone who experiences trauma develops PTSD, which is why the study aimed to identify biomarkers that could better measure each person's vulnerability to the disorder.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Children on autism spectrum more likely to wander, disappear, study suggests

  • Brain volume changes after cognitive behavioral therapy

  • Addressing trauma in juvenile offenders should be larger focus of rehabilitation, study finds

  • Targeting the mind/body connection in stress

  • Meditation eases pain, anxiety and fatigue during breast cancer biopsy

  • Anxiety disorder three times more likely among older adults with COPD

  • Study may offer answers for treating depression in alcoholics

  • Fight your fears: Facing down anxieties can expand your world

  • Significant number of young people with undiagnosed bipolar disorder

  • Neuroticism predicts anxiety, depression disorders

  •