A group of investigators at New York University's medical school has launched an ambitious effort to define a group of biomarkers that could be used to quickly and easily diagnose complex cases of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and eventually even depression.
Researchers are beginning to realize that with cardiac arrest patients--many who are treated with device implants such as defibrillators--there are far-greater needs than just performing the surgery. Many of these patients end up facing a wide range of long-term problems including anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, according to a new study highlighted by Reuters.
Keeping an open mind could advance treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. A pure form of the club drug Ecstasy has emerged as a key component of a controversial and experimental study now enrolling patients with PTSD, which has afflicted thousands of U.S. soldiers after their harrowing experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, Reuters reports.
Draper Laboratory, a not-for-profit R&D lab, is seeking funding to find biomarkers to support the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The Army is trying to get a better handle on the very complicated issue of how drugs fit into the treatment of the many veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
New research has so dramatically discredited antipsychotic treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder that experts predict treatment standards will change quickly, the New York Times reports. The
After measuring the magnetic fields in the brain, a research team at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a local VA hospital say they have found a biomarker that can be routinely used to