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Symptoms and quality of life after military brain injury – Research update from Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation

New research shows four distinct patterns of symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in military service members, and validates a new tool for assessing the quality-of-life impact of TBI. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Benzodiazepines not recommended for patients with PTSD or recent trauma

Benzodiazepine drugs are widely used in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but available evidence suggests that they are not effective–and may even be harmful, concludes a… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Assessing Trauma in Kids Just Got A Little Better

Assessing Trauma in Kids Just Got A Little Better

Researchers have proposed and tested a new method for assessing trauma in children, especially those in the juvenile justice system. Until now, health care workers have relied upon the 54-question Trauma Symptoms Checklist for Children (TSCC). The method, used for decades, tests how trauma affects youth in hopes of developing the best treatment and support […]

Researchers seek to set new trauma and PTSD research agenda

As clinicians and researchers begin to grasp the great toll of unrecognized and under-treated trauma to not only individuals, but society at large, recognition of the need to better diagnose and… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Transdiagnostic psychotherapy for trauma survivors

A newly developed transdiagnostic psychotherapy, called the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA), is effective for reducing mental health symptoms among Burmese trauma survivors living in… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

New psychotherapeutic approach delivered by lay counselors is effective at reducing depression and posttraumatic stress in Burmese trauma survivors

A newly developed transdiagnostic psychotherapy, called the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA), is effective for reducing mental health symptoms among Burmese trauma survivors living in… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Childhood trauma could lead to adult obesity

Being subjected to abuse during childhood entails a markedly increased risk of developing obesity as an adult. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

PTSD can develop even without memory of the trauma

There are many forms of memory and only some of these may be critical for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reports a new study by researchers at the University at Albany and… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Suicide rates among military personnel, veterans, higher in those who suffered trauma before enlistment

High rates of suicide among military service members and veterans may be related to traumatic experiences they had before enlisting, making them more vulnerable to suicidal behavior when coping with… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Study: students who drank or used marijuana on campus were at higher risk for trauma, mental health problems

When teens are caught drinking or using marijuana at school, a trip to the dean’s office may not suffice. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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