Navigation Links
PTSD Risk Enhanced With Mild Neurologic Deficits

A study conducted on identical male twins has revealed that Vietnam war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their non-combat exposed, identical twins portrayed// slight neurologic deficits that veterans without PTSD and their twins did not have, suggesting that the existence of deficits may actually predispose individuals to PTSD, according to an article in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that develops after exposure to combat or another extremely disturbing event. Previous studies have found diminished volume of certain brain structures among individuals with PTSD, according to background information in the article. Researchers have proposed that the traumatic events experienced by these patients or the PTSD itself caused the damage. However, others hypothesize that some brain abnormalities may precede exposure to a traumatic event and increase the risk that a person who experiences such an event would develop PTSD.

Tamara V. Gurvits, M.D., Ph.D., Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Manchester, N.H., and colleagues studied 49 male Vietnam veterans and their identical twins, who had not experienced combat. Among the veterans, 25 had PTSD and 24 had never had PTSD. All of the participants were evaluated by a neurologist-psychiatrist, who gave them a score of zero to three on each of 45 neurologic tests, such as copying drawings of figures. A higher score indicated the presence of a subtle neurologic finding associated with difficulties in behavior, coordination and learning.

Veterans with PTSD had higher scores than veterans without PTSD, indicating the presence of more minor neurologic abnormalities. The non-combat exposed twins of the combat veterans who had developed PTSD also had significantly higher scores than the non-combat exposed twins of the combat veterans who did not have the disorder. The results remained significant even when
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Enhanced Gene Therapy Outcomes Following Latest Revolution And Refinement
2. Killing Power Of Bleach Enhanced By Addition Of Vinegar
3. Safety of Cancer Therapeutic Viruses Enhanced
4. Using Contrast Enhanced Sonography Improves Diagnosis of Liver and Spleen Injuries
5. Scientists Genetically Engineer Tomatoes With Enhanced Folate Content
6. Neurological Disorders Overcome By Proteins
7. Neurological Damage Can Be Reduced By Stem Cell Transplants
8. Pick Apples for Good Neurological Health, Says New Research
9. Rare Neurological Disorder Linked to Flu shot
10. Detection of Neurological Disorder is Just a Sniff Away!!
11. Cocaine During Pregnancy can Cause Behavioral and Neurological Problems in the Child
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: PTSD Risk Enhanced With Mild Neurologic Deficits

(Date:7/31/2014)... According to a report by Fox ... knee replacement surgery on his left knee. This follows partial ... The story also reports that Bush was able to ride ... back on the bike again soon. This high level of ... knee replacement. , “Partial knee replacements give patients the ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Hills, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... Kim as its new board-certified plastic surgeon! , ... with helping men and women achieve the look of ... through his top procedures: breast augmentation (including ... breast or buttocks (also known as Brazilian butt lift), ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The shale ... to the top of current U.S. natural gas production ... a “boom and bust” cycle, similar to previous resource ... study released today by Washington & Jefferson College’s (W&J) ... Environmental Law Institute (ELI) confirms that the gas boom ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Some pain relief medications can be as addictive as ... day, 46 people in the U.S. die from legal pain ... admitted to an emergency room because of opioid complications. ... of prescription and over-the-counter painkillers and is calling on the ... make these drugs safer. , The full report, “Deadly Pain ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Staying happy ... be tricky at best. Men and women get sucked into ... wives, life partners, and taxi services to kids. , ... offers her "3 Fast + Fun Ways to Reignite the ... download . , “This is a much better path ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:George W. Bush’s Surgery Highlights the Benefits of Partial Knee Replacement 2Health News:Bellava MedAesthetics Welcomes Dr. Chang Soo Kim as Its New Westchester Plastic Surgeon 2Health News:Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas: Examining the Boom and Bust Cycle 2Health News:Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas: Examining the Boom and Bust Cycle 3Health News:Consumer Reports Warns Against the Risks of Prescription and Over-The-Counter Painkillers 2Health News:Consumer Reports Warns Against the Risks of Prescription and Over-The-Counter Painkillers 3Health News:Couples in Trouble Relationship Expert, Dr. Jackie Black, Offers a Gift Guide to Reignite the Spark So Lovers Can Kiss-And-Make-Up 2Health News:Couples in Trouble Relationship Expert, Dr. Jackie Black, Offers a Gift Guide to Reignite the Spark So Lovers Can Kiss-And-Make-Up 3
... 23 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent Consumer Reports ... failed to fill a prescription or shared a prescription in order ... struggling to cope with the rising cost of healthcare, a new ... drug costs, at no cost to consumers. , , Medtipster ...
... customers to reach ARRA criteria , , NASHVILLE, ... Inc.(R) (HMS) is pleased to announce that ... deployment to all customers. The new release features many ... in improving the patient care experience and expands upon ...
... LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 23 MEDmarketplace.com announced ... MedAssets Supply Chain Systems, effective June 1, 2009. ... buying and selling of unused and excess medical equipment. ... customers, including 1,800 hospital and IDN facilities and non ...
... Ochsner Medical Center ... , , NEW ORLEANS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ ... that California resident and Founder/CEO of Apple, Inc., Steve Jobs, has brought ... waiting lists in other states. New Orleans-based Ochsner Medical Center, which ...
... June 23 Former Chief Counsel on the Judiciary Committee ... Americans United for Life (AUL) as Of ... through its efforts to counter the confirmation of U.S. Supreme ... AUL President & CEO said: "I am very pleased to ...
... the most frequent congenital abnormality of the small bowel ... usually asymptomatic but approximately 4% are symptomatic with complications ... et al presents a case of Meckel,s diverticulum masked ... Their foundings will be published on June 14, 2009 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Online Company Is Helping to Bring a Solution to the Increasingly Devastating Problem of Healthcare Costs in America, at No Cost to Consumers 2Health News:Largest Software Release in HMS History Now Generally Available 2Health News:MedAssets Awards MEDmarketplace.com Contract for Idle Capital Equipment, Hospital Equipment and Supplies 2Health News:Organ Transplant Waiting Lists Not Limited to In-State Residents...Steve Jobs' Liver Transplant Showcases Travel Option for Organ Transplant 2Health News:Mary Harned Joins Americans United for Life, Set to Oppose Sotomayor Confirmation 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014 Marken announced today ... facilities to meet the clinical trial logistics growth in ... newly expanded facility will continue to serve as a ... to and from the region, and will provide additional ... Marken will combine its office and warehouse into a ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014 De Pfizer Clinical Research Unit (PCRU) ... vrijwilligers van Japanse komaf voor medewerking aan klinisch onderzoek. ... is één van twee onderzoekseenheden van Pfizer , ... verbeteren door de ontdekking en ontwikkeling van nieuwe medicijnen. ... naar mannen en vrouwen van Japanse komaf – leeftijd ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... , July 30, 2014  Cepheid (Nasdaq: ... purchasing contract with Premier will end on September ... GPO will be able to continue their relationship ... HPA, MedAssets, Novation, and ROi, in addition to ... with Cepheid. "Cepheid has always recognized ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Marken Expands Miami Regional Logistics Center 2Gezonde vrijwilligers van Japanse komaf gezocht voor deelname aan Fase I klinisch onderzoek 2Cepheid Updates Status Of Premier Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) Agreement 2Cepheid Updates Status Of Premier Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) Agreement 3
... The primary objective of the BioPro Toe ... that will relieve pain and restore motion ... foot undisturbed. The procedure used to implant ... bone resection. , ,The design for the ...
... Electrodes provide direct cranial nerve monitoring ... circumferential design provides sensitive contact on ... real-time recordings. This unique approach provides ... removal of acoustic neuromas, microvascular decompressions, ...
... Ad-Techs Intraoperative Electrodes share similar ... The main difference is that ... are numbered to assist you ... are designed for use with ...
... As with all of Ad-Techs products, our Sphenoidal ... quality. They are available in stainless steel or ... or 2.75 inch (70 mm) long, 21 gauge ... electrodes are supplied as kits or sets. You ...
Medicine Products: