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January 13, 2017

Treatment Strategy Provides Mental Health Benefits to War Trauma Survivors

A study shows that a certain intervention called testimony therapy plus ceremony reduced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression among Khmer Rouge torture survivors from across Cambodia. 

November 21, 2016

Study Uncovers High Prevalence of Military Sexual Trauma among Transgender Veterans

New research found a high prevalence of military sexual trauma (MST) among transgender veterans and an association between the experience of MST and certain mental health conditions. 

October 03, 2016

Community-Level Resources May Affect Residents’ Mental Health following a Natural Disaster

In a study on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, residents of communities with high unemployment were at elevated risk of disaster-related post-traumatic stress, but only when individuals were assessed 25–28 months post-disaster and not when they were assessed 13–16 months post-disaster.


August 01, 2016

Combat exposure may jeopardize the behavioral health of women in the military

In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and at-risk drinking. 

June 03, 2016

PTSD May Negatively Affect Sex Life Satisfaction in Male and Female Veterans

New research reveals that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was a strong, negative predictor of sexual satisfaction in both male and female veterans who returned from warzones in recent Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

December 01, 2014

How Terrorist Attack Survivors View their Interactions with the Media

Among survivors of the 2011 Utøya Island terrorist attack in Norway, most perceived contact with media as a positive experience. Among those who allowed themselves to be interviewed by the media, 13% found the experience distressing and 11% regretted participating.

June 02, 2014

Study Explores Psychological Impact of Surviving a Campus Mass Shooting

The Journal of Traumatic Stress explores the long-term psychological impact for survivors of campus shootings

April 07, 2014

Yoga Can Reduce Symptoms of PTSD, Study Shows

 In a study by the Journal of Traumatic Stress, results show that women who adopt yoga may experience less symptoms of PTSD.

October 21, 2013

Study Assesses Prevalence of PTSD in U.S. Following Redefinition

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September 02, 2013

Native Americans at Increased Risk of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Journal of Traumatic Stress reveals how Native American populations have an above average tendancy for PTSD

August 19, 2013

Study Discovers Link between Obesity and Post Traumatic Stress

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March 03, 2013

Institutional Betrayal: The Impact of Abuse in Supposed Safe Havens

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12:00 AM EDT March 29, 2012

Emergency Dispatchers Suffer From Symptoms of PTSD, Study Reveals

Dispatchers who answer 911 and 999 emergency calls suffer emotional distress which can lead to symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a new study reports. The research, published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, reveals that direct exposure to traumatic events is not necessary to lead to post-trauma disorders.

September 09, 2011

Emotional Impact of 9/11 Attacks Seen in Brain’s Response to Negative Visual Images

In the wake of the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks, research published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress reveals how the attacks impacted the psychological processes of those not directly exposed to the event.

June 03, 2011

Letters from home may help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder in happily married soldiers

A new study from the Journal of Traumatic Stress finds that for active-duty male soldiers in the U.S. Army who are happily married, communicating frequently with one's spouse through letters and emails during deployment may protect against the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms after returning home.

February 16, 2011

Innovative Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Shows Promise for Returning Troops

TACOMA, WA —February 16, 2011— An article published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Traumatic Stress is one of the first to provide evidence of the effectiveness of exposure therapy with active duty military service members suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study shows that virtual reality exposure therapy resulted in significant reductions in PTSD symptoms after an average of seven treatment sessions. Additionally, 62 % of patients reported clinically meaningful, reliable change in PTSD symptoms.

September 28, 2010

Leading Practitioners Recommend Global PTSD Treatment Guidelines

In recent years, several guidelines in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder have been put into practice globally. Although there is a high level of consensus on these guidelines among practitioners, there are also differences that can lead to confusion among providers, patients, and purchasers of mental health services for people affected by trauma. A new article in the Journal of Traumatic Stress written by the international leaders in PTSD treatment, compares and contrasts the various guidelines, and explain the reasons for the differences.

February 10, 2010

Many Veterans Not Getting Enough Treatment for PTSD

Barriers to Care May Prevent Many U.S. Veterans From Receiving Full Course of PTSD Treatment

August 25, 2009

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Primary Suicide Risk Factor for Veterans

PTSD linked with suicidal thoughts in veterans

June 23, 2009

Afghani Children Suffering from Post Traumatic Stress

Children who live in Afghanistan are particularly affected every day by a multitude of war time stressors which increase the likelihood of developing PTSD: trauma, child labor, and family and military violence.