Posttraumatic stress disorder reveals imbalance between signalling systems in the brain

Posted: January 11, 2016 in Biology, Cognitive Science and Education Research, Neuroscience, psychology, Resilience
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Interesting research support that experiences can significantly change brain.

“The study, which has been published in the renowned scientific journal Molecular Psychiatry, shows that it is the imbalance between the two signalling systems which determines the severity of the symptoms suffered by the individual rather than the degree of change in a single system. Others have previously speculated that the biological basis of psychiatric disorders such as PTSD includes a shift in the balance between different signalling systems in the brain but none has yet proved it. The results of the study are a great leap forward in our understanding of PTSD. It will contribute new knowledge which can be used to design improved treatments for traumatised individuals.” (excerpt)

 

Source: Posttraumatic stress disorder reveals imbalance between signalling systems in the brain

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