Study Probes Brain Activity in Survivors of Paris Terror Attacks
Study Probes Brain Activity in Survivors of Paris Terror Attacks
Those who had developed PTSD appear to be less able to suppress unwanted memories—traumatic or not—suggesting a role for the general ability to control memory recall in the disorder.
Study Probes Brain Activity in Survivors of Paris Terror Attacks
Study Probes Brain Activity in Survivors of Paris Terror Attacks

Those who had developed PTSD appear to be less able to suppress unwanted memories—traumatic or not—suggesting a role for the general ability to control memory recall in the disorder.

Those who had developed PTSD appear to be less able to suppress unwanted memories—traumatic or not—suggesting a role for the general ability to control memory recall in the disorder.

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Serotonin and Dopamine Responsible for the Pros and Cons of MDMA
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A study in mice suggests serotonin release underlies the drug’s prosocial effects while dopamine mediates the rewarding properties that drive its potential for abuse.
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A meta-analysis of more than 80 studies from the past four decades finds weak evidence to support the use of medicinal cannabis to treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.
The Biology of Suicidal Thoughts in PTSD Patients
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PTSD Researcher Naomi Breslau Dies
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 15, 2018
Breslau found that interpersonal traumas, not just combat or natural disasters, can cause post-traumatic stress disorder.
A Researcher’s Best Friend
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Meet Joey Ramp, a University of Illinois neuroscience student who is fighting to continue her education with her service dog by her side.
Exosomes in Blood Indicate Mild TBI: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jul 13, 2018
Levels of tau, amyloid-β 42, and IL-10 extracted from extracellular vesicles that started out in the brain were higher in military personal suffering head injuries compared with healthy soldiers.
Trauma Biologist: A Profile of Israel Liberzon
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The University of Michigan neuroscientist has developed therapies for patients with PTSD and laboratory models to understand its basis.
PTSD Circuits
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Watch profilee Israel Liberzon of the University of Michigan discuss his work trying to piece together the neurological routes of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
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Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions. 
Experimental Drug Relieves Blast-Related PTSD in a Rat Model of Traumatic Brain Injury
Viviane Callier | Feb 1, 2018
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Decoding the Tripping Brain
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.
FDA OKs Clinical Trials of Ecstasy for PTSD
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NYU Halts Studies, Suspends Investigator
Bob Grant | Jun 28, 2016
Experiments conducted at the New York University School of Medicine violated several research standards, according to US Food and Drug Administration investigators.
Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed
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A pair of one-act chamber operas takes the audience inside the world of imagined sound. 
Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD
Dan Cossins | Jun 7, 2013
A compound that targets a particular opioid receptor in the amygdala reduces the formation of PTSD-like systems in mice subjected to severe trauma.
Ketamine Encourages Nerve Remodeling
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The commonly abused hallucinogen shows promise in extinguishing fear in rats, pointing to possible benefits for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Stuff of Nightmares
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Researchers working in war-torn countries find hints to the molecular roots of posttraumatic stress disorder.
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Recent research on the neurological effects of combat might play a role in the defense trial of a US Army soldier who is accused killed 16 Afghan civilians.
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A year and a half after soldiers have returned from war, impairments in the regulatory circuitry of the amygdala remain.