Tag Archives: Research

The War Within: Veterans and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

A Public Conversation August 17, 2014 Sacramento Public Library Tsakapoulos Library Galleria Presented by Cal Humanities in partnership with UC Humanities Research Institute, California State Library, and Sacramento Public Library What is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how do veterans experience it? How has our understanding of it changed over time? What insights about it… Read More »

Predictors of PTSD

A systematic review of literature that looked at military and emergency service personnel has found that some tests that are currently used to predict incidences of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental health conditions failed abjectly. Some newer measurements into physiological markers had interesting results, yet need more research to be effective. Additionally, some personality… Read More »

Return from Chaos: Treating PTSD | Peter Tuerk | TEDxCharleston

Peter Tuerk, the director of a VA PTSD program, introduces how we process experiences and trauma. Using examples from his research, he describes how it’s possible to process memories and their associated meanings to overcome a traumatic incident. When active avoidance impedes natural recovery the most effective healing is facilitated through treatment designed to limit… Read More »

TRACTS: VA Research explores mental health issues of PTSD and TBI

In recognition of National Mental Health Month, take a look at what VA Research is doing for a special population of Veterans with both traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder. See for the Section 508 compliant version of this video. For more information, go to www.research.va.gov Source: Youtube

Research Spotlight EFT Meta Analyses Dr Peta Stapleton

Dr Peta Stapleton, clinical and health psychologist and world researcher in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) or Tapping, makes research easy to understand in these spotlights. This video outlines 3 meta analyses published on EFT for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression and Anxiety and explains what the results mean. The meta analyses for Thought Field Therapy… Read More »

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Women Veterans

2015 Health Equity Research Snapshot: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Women Veterans (Minneapolis VA Health Care System) Researchers use brain imaging to identify biological indicators of PTSD in women and genetic tests to understand why some women will develop PTSD while others won’t. Source: Youtube

Undergraduate Research at Messiah College: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This video, “Undergraduate Research at Messiah College: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” features Associate Professor of Biopsychology Jennifer Thomson and biochemistry major Kelly Striker ’18 working together on research to investigate potential pharmaceutical interventions for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder. To learn more about undergraduate student research at Messiah College and to view the full video… Read More »