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Childhood Trauma Linked to Problems Regulating Mood and PTSS

Childhood trauma, such as physical or sexual abuse by a parent, can lead to negative mood regulation in adulthood, according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Trauma. Survivors of childhood trauma are also at a higher risk for having more severe symptoms of posttraumatic stress syndrome if such disorders occur after they undergo a traumatic, life-threatening experiences.

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Certain Genes Make You More Likely to Develop Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles have located two genes involving serotonin production in the brain that increase a person’s risk of developing post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS). Previous studies have also linked serotonin levels to PTSS.

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Dreaming or REM Sleep may be Key to helping Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

Rapid eye movement sleep may be just what the doctor orders for people with posttraumatic stress syndrome, according to a new study from the University of California at Berkeley. The problem is that the symptoms of posttraumatic stress syndrome include nightmares, insomnia, and other sleep disturbances – meaning that victims are often naturally deprived of the very sleep that could cure their condition.

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Size of Brain Region may be Related to Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

The size of a certain region in the human brain may be a factor in whether you develop post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) or recover from it, according to an article in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

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Chrohn’s Disease Associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

pNew research from Switzerland suggests that post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) may cause Crohn’s disease./p

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