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Maltreated Children Show Same Pattern Of Brain Activity As Combat Soldiers

Children exposed to family violence show the same pattern of activity in their brains as soldiers exposed to combat, new research has shown. In the first functional MRI brain scan study to investigate the impact of physical abuse and domestic violence on children, scientists at UCL in collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre, found that […]

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Psychological Traumas Experienced Over Lifetime Linked To Adult Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The psychological and emotional traumas experienced over a lifetime–such as the death of a loved one, divorce, natural disaster, house fire or car accident, physical or mental abuse—may contribute to adult irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to the results of a study unveiled today at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 76th Annual Scientific meeting […]

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Close Proximity And Trauma Exposures More Likely To Result In Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Geographic distance and direct trauma exposures are associated with an increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study that examines data from employees of New York City companies affected by the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC). The paper is being published online first by the […]

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Researcher Victor Carrion

Childhood Trauma Linked To Higher Rates Of Mental Health Problems And Potential Misdiagnosis Of PTSD

New research has shown that children’s risk for learning and behavior problems and obesity rises in correlation to their level of trauma exposure, says the psychiatrist at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital who oversaw the study. The findings could encourage physicians to consider diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) rather […]

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Researcher Michael J. Poulin, PhD

Religiosity And Spirituality Contribute To Positive Mental And Physical Health After Collective Trauma

In a new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, researchers from the University of Denver, the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Irvine, report that after a collective trauma – defined as a traumatic event that happens simultaneously to a large number of people (9/11, in this […]

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Researcher Laurent G. Glance, M.D.

High-Quality Hospital Care Associated With Lower Cost In Trauma

High-quality hospitals deliver lower-cost care to trauma patients, according to a study published in the Annals of Surgery. The study found high-quality hospitals have death rates that are 34 percent lower, while spending nearly 22 percent less on trauma patient care than average-quality hospitals, suggesting high quality can coexist with lower cost. The reason is […]

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