Surprising findings suggest mind-body techniques are effective for managing PTSD, but more research is needed. Like an endlessly repeating video loop, horrible memories and thoughts can keep playing over and over in the minds of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They intrude at the quietest moments and don’t seem to have an off switch.
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Veterans’ issues get special focus during Veterans Day week, but Dr. Michael Seyffert focuses on the brains of our recently returned service men and women, and veterans from past conflicts, all year round. He’s in the last year of psychiatry training at U-M, after more than a decade in practice as a neurologist and sleep
Congratulations to Ellen Barrett-Becker, Ph.D., a postdoctoral psychology resident in the Department of Psychiatry, who is the 2013 recipient of the Todd Ouida Clinical Scholar Award. The Ouida awards are designed to further the work of outstanding young researchers working in childhood anxiety and depression. Barrett-Becker’s research focuses primarily on the role of trauma and
This article appeared in Psychiatric News on July 25, 2013 Cannabinoid modulators may augment extinction learning in exposure-based therapy and prevent the return of fear memories in people with anxiety disorder, according to Christine Rabinak, Ph.D., and Israel Liberzon, M.D. Photo: Aaron Levin, Psychiatric News. For years, researchers have sought ways to enhance the fear extinction
Mindfulness exercises that include meditation, stretching, and acceptance of thoughts and emotions might help veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder find relief from their symptoms. A new collaborative study from the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System shows that veterans with PTSD who completed an 8-week mindfulness-based group treatment
As the horrific details continued to come out in the aftermath of the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday, a University of Michigan psychologist advised parents to have appropriate conversations about the day’s events with children. To help children understand the events and deal with the anxiety the news may cause, Julie Kaplow,
Tips for talking to children about tragic events by Kate Rosenblum, PhD Returning to school Monday after the school shootings in Connecticut will be a challenge for both children and parents, but parents can try to minimize the anxiety and reassure children. Even very young children can have feelings about scary events. The good news
Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who are also battling drug or alcohol problems face a higher risk of death, according to new research from the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The new study is the first to examine the association between drug or alcohol use disorders and
Sheila Rauch, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and director of Serving Returning Veterans’ Mental Health at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, was featured in a News Herald article about the increased need for physical and mental health services provided through the VA. Read the full article here.
In the days immediately following Japan’s devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, survivors were grateful to have lived through it. But disasters that cause such wide-scale death, destruction and disruption to daily life also leave lingering invisible wounds. Sheila A.M. Rauch, Ph.D., clinical research psychologist with Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System and assistant professor