HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Stress, alcoholics, and post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Stress is believed to contribute to the initiation, development and/or maintenance of alcohol problems.
  • New findings indicate that alcoholics with and without post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have disrupted responses to stress.
  • Alcoholics without PTSD in particular showed high emotional but low biological responses to stress and were more likely to drink in the month following the test.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) commonly co-occurs with alcoholism and is characterized by abnormalities in the hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis. However, the influence of interaction between these two disorders upon disruptions in the HPA axis is not well understood. A study in the June issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research has found that alcoholics without PTSD have a disconnect between their high emotional distress and low biological stress response to a stress-inducing test and appear more likely to relapse during the month following the test.

"More than 50 percent of individuals with PTSD meet criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence at some time in their lives," said Kathleen T. Brady, professor of psychiatry and associate dean for clinical research at the Medical University of South Carolina and corresponding author for the study. "It is possible that individuals with PTSD use alcohol in an attempt to treat some of the symptoms associated with PTSD such as sleep disturbance, nightmares and unwanted thoughts of the traumatic event. It is also possible that using alcohol as a means of coping with traumatic events and memories prevents the development of more healthy coping strategies and may make an individual more vulnerable to the development of PTSD after a traumatic event has occurred."

"The HPA axis is a critical part of the body's stress response system," explained Bryon H. Adinoff, Distinguished Professor in the department of psychiatry at the Uni
'"/>


24-May-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Stress, childhood trauma linked to chronic fatigue syndrome in adults
2. Weill Cornell researchers use Virtual Iraq simulation to study post-traumatic stress disorder
3. Cognitive therapy can reduce post-traumatic stress in survivors of terrorist attacks
4. Pre-clinical study suggests how steroid can reverse post-traumatic stress
5. Katrina survey shows many suffered extreme adversity and show signs of post-traumatic stress
6. Mild neurologic deficits appear to increase vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder
7. Latest research shows how mantrams can even tackle post-traumatic stress disorder
8. Parents of children with cancer suffer post-traumatic stress symptoms, both immediate and lingering
9. Researchers prevent post-traumatic brain damage
10. Reductive stress linked to heart disease
11. New study shows Rescue Remedy is an effective all-natural stress, anxiety reliever

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Right now, behind closed doors, the ... hammering out a game plan to implement changes and compromises mandated under the ... firms. The new law:, ,     Seeks ways to regulate cutting-edge ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... office at 2307 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore, New York, (516) 784-5858. The office opened ... M.D. and physician assistants Lori Friedman and Fruma Leah Wiederman. , Advanced ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... “Nana Nana Boo Boo”: a delightful ... kind to others. “Nana Nana Boo Boo” is the creation of published author Michael ... Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Michael Rush’s new book presents the importance of manners ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... , ... “Journey to the Light: The Quest for Happiness and Love. . ... to finding herself. “Journey to the Light: The Quest for Happiness and Love. ... writer of newsletters, manuals, and articles, who has recently decided to expand her literary ...
(Date:7/23/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Three experts will ... (AAPM) 59th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, to be held in Denver, CO on ... administrators and journalists can visit the AAPM Facebook page to watch three speakers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/13/2017)... York City-based market research firm Kalorama Information notes seven trends ... new products to new costs, to the threat of generic ... Potential Pipeline Disruptors . Among them are ... Age-Driven Growth - True Impact Moment Arriving   ... growing population and, to a more extreme extent, the aging ...
(Date:7/12/2017)... , July 12, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... agreement with generic companies to resolve pending patent litigation in ... Virginia regarding the Cialis ® (tadalafil) ... on April 26, 2020. As part of the agreement, Cialis ... September 27, 2018. "The unit dose patent for ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... N.J. , July 11, 2017  Bayer has awarded ... eight countries as part of its prestigious Bayer Hemophilia Awards ... Hospital of Philadelphia and Uniformed Services ... are among the winners. Grant recipients were announced last ... and Hemostasis (ISTH) 2017 Congress, Berlin, Germany ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: