Topic: Post-traumatic stress disorder

Extinguishing fear

Nov. 10, 2011
Soldiers salute the flag at sunset.

Psychology researchers aim to help military veterans combat PTSD by pairing a memory-enhancing drug with prolonged exposure therapy.

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Memory-Enhancing Drug May Improve Exposure Therapy for PTSD Patients, Study Shows

Nov. 2, 2011

A memory-enhancing drug may improve the speed and effectiveness of prolonged exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients, according to a new pilot study by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin, the University of Washington and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Soldiers Who Avoid Distressing Images More at Risk for PTSD, Research Shows

April 4, 2011

When presented with images of faces depicting various emotional states, people who look briefly at fearful expressions are more vulnerable to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than those who look at the images longer, a finding of particular concern for U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, University of Texas at Austin researchers say.

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Scientists Identify New Approaches to Treating PTSD

March 1, 2010

Drugs known as HDAC inhibitors may prove useful in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study conducted by faculty at The University of Texas at Austin's Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research.

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Debating the cultural evolution of war

Jan. 20, 2010

Stephen Sonnenberg and Thomas Palaima discuss war trauma and how our views on war have changed throughout history.

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