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Assistant Professor Jesse R. Cougle

Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) In Women Linked To History Of Rape Or Child Abuse

A Florida State University clinical psychologist has identified factors that could cause some women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to have chronic, persistent symptoms while others recover naturally over time. At the conclusion of a two-year study of women from across the nation, Assistant Professor Jesse R. Cougle found that those with PTSD who reported […]

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Researcher Samantha Meltzer-Brody, M.D.

Pregnancy-Related Depression Linked To Eating Disorders And Physical Or Sexual Abuse

One in 10 women experience depression during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. Although the problem has received increased attention in recent years, little is known about the causes or early-warning signs of pregnancy-related depression. In a study published in the June 2011 issue of Journal of Women’s Health, researchers at the University of North Carolina […]

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childhood bully

Boys Who Bullied Have An Increased Risk Of Violent Behaviors Against Intimate Partner In Adulthood

Men who report having bullied peers in childhood appear to have an increased risk of perpetrating violence against an intimate partner in adulthood, according to a report posted online today by the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The authors point out, as background information, that roughly one-quarter of women […]

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Migraine Headache

Unusually High Prevalence Of Childhood Abuse Found In Patients With Migraine Headache

A notable prevalence of childhood abuse – physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional – in migraine patients has been observed and documented over the last few years. In fact, it has emerged as a significant enough issue for the American Headache Society to devote an entire plenary session to it at its annual scientific conference in […]

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Researcher Thomas Neylan, M.D.

Risk Of Accelerated Aging Seen In Patients With PTSD And Childhood Trauma

Adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a history of childhood trauma had significantly shorter telomere length than those with PTSD but without childhood trauma in a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco. The results are published in the online Articles in Press section […]

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Researcher Kate Harkness

Biological Links Found Between Childhood Abuse And Adolescent Depression

Queen’s University professor Kate Harkness has found that a history of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse in childhood substantially increases the risk of depression in adolescence by altering a person’s neuroendocrine response to stress. Adolescents with a history of maltreatment and a mild level of depression were found to release much more of the stress […]

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