January 14, 2020 By Taylor Knopf North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/01/14/latest-nc-research-finds-potential-new-treatment-for-ptsd/
A procedure historically used to treat pain could also be used to help people with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a recent clinical study by Research Triangle Park-based RTI International.
Researchers found that a treatment called stellate ganglion block (SGB) improved symptoms of PTSD in their study participants.
The treatment involves an injection of local anesthetic to the stellate ganglion, located in the neck. The stellate ganglion is part of the sympathetic nervous Read More
February 5, 2020 4:12AM By WWAY News WWAY TV3 https://www.wwaytv3.com/2020/02/05/college-students-examine-hurricane-effects-on-mental-health-in-north-carolina/
ELIZABETH CITY, NC (WTKR) — An Elizabeth City State University research team is studying the effects of hurricanes on mental health throughout coastal North Carolina.
Dr. Kulwinder Kaur has been awarded a $50,000 grant for that study. The Department of Homeland Security grant has helped fund a study that covers “vulnerable populations in coastal North Carolina,” which include Bertie and Jones Counties. The grant is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute Read More
Jan. 21, 2020 By Becky Brasfield NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/How-to-Move-Forward-After-Going-Through-a-Crisis
After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So how do we move forward?Read More
Jan. 17, 2020 By Odelya Gertel Kraybill, Ph.D., LCPC NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/5-Reminders-for-Survivors-of-Trauma
In 1991, when I was 17 and living in Tel Aviv with my family, a loud siren woke me from a peaceful sleep. We knew what it meant. We also knew we had to do. I ran, shaking and crying, with my family to our safe room, where we bolted the door and sealed it for protection.
About three minutes later we felt and then heard huge blasts. Our house shook and Read More
December 4, 2019 By J.D. Simkins Military Times https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2019/12/05/us-postal-service-issues-healing-ptsd-stamp-to-raise-funds-for-veterans/
The United States Postal Service is taking action to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder with the release of a new commemorative stamp.
Proceeds from the “Healing PTSD” stamp purchases will be donated to the Department of Veterans Affairs and National Center for PTSD, the Postal Service announced Monday during a dedication event in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The image on Read More
January 3, 2020 By Editor North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/01/03/nc-health-trends-and-policies-to-watch-for-in-2020/We asked our reporters to predict the biggest developments in health in the state this coming year. Today, we look ahead on Medicaid transformation, environmental policy, mental health and more.
By North Carolina Health News staff
Our reporters explored some of the biggest topics in North Carolina’s health arena from Medicaid managed care to mental health in prisons, to the state’s opioid crisis. Here is a sampling of the topics they’ll be Read More