Important updates to read during PTSD Awareness Month
The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder has designated each June as PTSD Awareness Month.
In conjunction with this observance, Healio Psychiatry has compiled a list of articles covering recent developments in PTSD research.
Researchers predict psychiatric burden of COVID-19 using insights from past coronavirus outbreaks
SARS-CoV-2 may cause delirium among a significant proportion of patients in the acute stage, and it may also be linked to depression, fatigue, anxiety, PTSD and rarer neuropsychiatric syndromes in the longer term, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Read more.
PTSD symptoms, moral injury linked to adverse perinatal outcomes among female veterans
PTSD symptoms and moral injury appeared associated with adverse perinatal outcomes, according to results of a longitudinal survey study of female veterans published in Journal of Traumatic Stress. Read more.
30% of injury survivors experience moderate-to-severe PTSD symptoms
More than 30% of civilian-related injury survivors who are treated in EDs exhibited moderate-to-severe PTSD symptoms during the first year after the initial incident, according to study results published in Psychological Medicine. Read more.
Disaster-related PTSD may persist for decades, but psychotherapy soon after helps
PTSD and depressive symptoms may persist for decades among adolescent survivors of a catastrophic natural disaster, according to study findings published in Psychological Medicine. Researchers noted that those who received psychotherapy soon after a disaster experienced health benefits into adulthood. Read more.
PTSD brain mechanisms revealed using data from survivors of 2015 Paris terrorist attacks
Memory suppression is vital to positive adaptation following traumatic experiences, according to findings of a brain imaging study conducted in survivors of a terrorist attack and published in Science. Read more.