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  • Lady Gaga says she still suffers from PTSD after her sexual assault incident

    Los Angeles: Singer and actor Lady Gaga has opened up about the effects of rape trauma, saying it took her “years” to come to terms with it. In an interview with Vogue, the “Poker Face” star, who has spoken about being raped at the age of 19 in the past, said she still suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • Trauma, stress weakens ability to perceive facial expressions

    New York: Adolescents suffering from trauma and stress are likely to have impairment in the ability to recognise facial expressions that is critical for social functioning and communicating emotions, researchers say.

  • Witnessing fear in others can alter our brain wiring

    Washington : Witnessing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain, a new study has found which may help understand how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is caused, reports PTI. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop in some people after they experience a shocking, scary or dangerous event, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

  • Brain regulates social behaviour differently in men and women

    New York: The brain regulates social behaviour differently in males and females and certain drugs for psychiatric disorders may have opposite effects on the two sexes, says a study, reports PTI. The researchers discovered that the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT) and the hormone arginine-vasopressin (AVP) act in opposite ways in males and females to influence aggression and dominance.

  • Fish oil improves mood, boosts brain functioning

    New York : Fish oil which contains Omega-3 fatty acids helps to boost brain functions and acts as an anti-inflammatory within the body – helping athletes and soldiers manage intense training better, finds a study, says IANS.

  • Brain size may determine response to PTSD treatment

    New York: Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who have a larger brain region are more likely to respond to exposure-based therapy — a type of cognitive behavioural therapy — for the mental health condition, finds a new research.

  • Stress won’t give you cancer

    New York : Stressful events are not associated with cancer, researchers have said, adding that people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not at the risk of developing the deadly disease, reports IANS.

  • Gory social media videos can cause trauma: study

    London : Viewing violent news events on social media can cause people to experience symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), scientists warn, according to PTI.

  • Blueberries may help treat PTSD

    Washington : A new study has revealed that blueberries may help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reports ANI.