What are the Differences in PTSD, Depression, & Symptoms for Combat vs Non-Combat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Research Paper Title Differences in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Attribution of Symptoms in Service Members With Combat Versus Noncombat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background This study compares combat-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) to non-combat-related mTBI in rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression after injury, severity of postconcussive symptoms (PCSs), and attribution… Read More

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PTSD Symptoms & Functioning in US Veterans

Research Paper Title Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Functioning, and Suicidal Ideation in US Military Veterans: A Symptomics Approach. Background To examine the association between individual symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and measures of functioning, quality of life, and suicidal ideation given that previous research has focused on PTSD diagnosis and symptom clusters. Methods Data… Read More

What are the Top 10 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise?

1. Reduces Stress Exercise increases concentrations of norepinephrine; Moderates the brain’s response to stress; and Boost the body’s ability to deal with existing physical symptoms that stress and worrying creates. 2. Alleviates Depression Exercise releases endorphins. Creates feelings of happiness and euphoria. Studies show that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as… Read More

PTSD & Other Mental Health Conditions Among US Soldiers & Marines, 2001-2011

Research Paper Title Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, and Any Mental Health Condition Among U.S. Soldiers and Marines, 2001-2011. Background Understanding mental health disorder diagnosis and treatment seeking among active-duty military personnel is a topic with both clinical and policy implications. It has been well documented in military populations that individual-level… Read More

Methamphetamine, Depression & World War II

Did you know that a Japanese chemist first synthesised methamphetamine in 1919 as a medicine for people with lethargy and depression – or that it was given to kamikaze pilots, during World War II in the hope it would make them less likely to change their minds?

Does Exercise Benefit Patients with Major Depression?

Research Paper Title Benefits from aerobic exercise in patients with major depression: a pilot study. Background Several reports indicate that physical activity can reduce the severity of symptoms in depressed patients. Some data suggest that even a single exercise bout may result in a substantial mood improvement. Therefore the objective of this research was to… Read More

Armed Forces Mental Health First Aider

The Armed Forces Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) course teaches in depth skills for providing first aid to people who may be experiencing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis. The Armed Forces MHFA course is delivered by MHFA England, a community interest company working to increase mental health awareness and skills across… Read More