WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 -- Technology using a patient's own brainwaves might offer hope against tough-to-treat PTSD, new research suggests.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop as a reaction to a terrifying event, such as war, natural disasters, sexual assault and other physical violence or trauma. People with the condition may have prolonged anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares and other life-altering symptoms.
MONDAY, April 17, 2017 -- More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests.
An estimated 8.3 million American adults -- about 3.4 percent of the U.S. population -- suffer from serious psychological distress, an evaluation of federal health data concluded. Previous estimates put the number of Americans suffering from serious psychological distress at 3 percent or less, the researchers said.
MONDAY, March 6, 2017 -- Mental health patients are more likely to reject treatment if it involves only drugs, a new study finds.
Some experts believe talk therapy should be the first treatment option for many mental health disorders. The new finding -- from a review of 186 prior studies -- supports that stance, the researchers said.