Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Common Name(s)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that may develop after a terrifying ordeal, typically involving physical harm or the threat of physical harm. Symptoms of PTSD may appear as early as three months after the traumatic event, but usually appear after one year. PTSD symptoms are grouped into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in emotional reactions. Some specific examples of PTSD symptoms are flashbacks, emotional numbness, irritability, trouble sleeping, and difficulty maintaining close relationships. PTSD symptoms can vary, especially with time. PTSD symptoms may be felt during periods of stress or when other experiences are a reminder of the traumatic event. Symptoms must carry on for more than a month to be considered PTSD. A psychiatrist or psychologist can diagnose PTSD after discussing symptoms and specific concerning thoughts with the patient. To be diagnosed the person must have all of the following symptoms for a least one-month: re-experiencing symptom, avoidances symptoms, and extreme mood changes. PTSD may also be coupled with other mental conditions such as depression, substance abuse or other anxiety disorders. The primary treatment for PTSD is psychotherapy, but often medication is also used. Psychotherapy usually includes exposure therapy and cognitive therapy, which helps you recognize the ways of thinking. Medications used to treat PTSD include antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications and other medications to address insomnia and nightmares.

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Following organizations serve the condition "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" for support, advocacy or research.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and hundreds of local NAMI Affiliates advocate for access to services, treatment, supports and research and are committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2015

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" for support, advocacy or research.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and hundreds of local NAMI Affiliates advocate for access to services, treatment, supports and research and are committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

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Last Updated: 6 Apr 2015

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" returned 466 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prazosin for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
 

Author(s): Ion Anghelescu, Carsten Moschner

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2018 04;378(17):1648-9.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevalence and psychometric screening for the detection of major depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in adults injured in a motor vehicle crash who are engaged in compensation.
 

Author(s): Rebecca Guest, Yvonne Tran, Bamini Gopinath, Ian D Cameron, Ashley Craig

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Physical injury and psychological disorder following a motor vehicle crash (MVC) is a public health concern. The objective of this research was to determine rates of major depressive disorder (MDD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults with MVC-related injury engaged ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Trial of Prazosin for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Military Veterans.
 

Author(s): Murray A Raskind, Elaine R Peskind, Bruce Chow, Crystal Harris, Anne Davis-Karim, Hollie A Holmes, Kimberly L Hart, Miles McFall, Thomas A Mellman, Christopher Reist, Jennifer Romesser, Robert Rosenheck, Mei-Chiung Shih, Murray B Stein, Robert Swift, Theresa Gleason, Ying Lu, Grant D Huang

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2018 02;378(6):507-517.

 

In randomized trials, prazosin, an α-adrenoreceptor antagonist, has been effective in alleviating nightmares associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" returned 89 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Factors influencing the adoption of telemedicine for treatment of military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
 

Author(s): Clemens Scott Kruse, James M Atkins, Tiffany D Baker, Estefania N Gonzales, Jennifer L Paul, Matthew Brooks

Journal: J Rehabil Med. 2018 May;50(5):385-392.

 

Military veterans returning from a combat zone often face mental health challenges as a result of traumatic experiences. The veteran in the United States has been underdiagnosed and underserved. Since its advancement in the 1990s, telemedicine has become a more prevalent means of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Risk of relapse after antidepressant discontinuation in anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder: systematic review and meta-analysis of relapse prevention trials.
 

Author(s): Neeltje M Batelaan, Renske C Bosman, Anna Muntingh, Willemijn D Scholten, Klaas M Huijbregts, Anton J L M van Balkom

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 To examine the risk of relapse and time to relapse after discontinuation of antidepressants in patients with anxiety disorder who responded to antidepressants, and to explore whether relapse risk is related to type of anxiety disorder, type of antidepressant, mode of discontinuation, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The incorporation of emotion-regulation skills into couple- and family-based treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.
 

Author(s): Deborah A Perlick, Frederic J Sautter, Julia J Becker-Cretu, Danielle Schultz, Savannah C Grier, Alexander V Libin, Manon Maitland Schladen, Shirley M Glynn

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disabling, potentially chronic disorder that is characterized by re-experience and hyperarousal symptoms as well as the avoidance of trauma-related stimuli. The distress experienced by many veterans of the Vietnam War and their partners prompted ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Neuromodulation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2017

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Striatal Dopamine Transporter Density in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

 

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2017

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Last Updated: 17 May 2018

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