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Cure for Cat Allergies? Scientists Are Getting Close

Scientists have discovered why a protein causes allergic reactions to cat dander. Their research promises to pave a path to prevention for many cat allergy sufferers. It's a cruel fact of life that many cat lovers suffer from an allergy to the very creatures they adore. But rather than be relegated to a life devoid of felines (or suffer from sneezing and itchy eyes whenever a cat is near), allergy sufferers may soon be able to enjoy the company of their furry friends without any ill effects.

How to Cope With Trauma

It's not only life-threatening incidents that can lead to persistent feelings of helplessness, depression, grief, or extreme anxiety. Learn more about how to move through trauma. A serious car accident; the death of a family member; a natural disaster or an act of terrorism are all traumatic events. But sometimes more commonplace experiences, such as getting lost as a child or having surgery, can have just as strong of an impact on your psyche.

Breast Cancer and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Nearly one in four women who receive a diagnosis of breast cancer will also develop this second condition. Learn more about the connection. Twenty-three percent of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to researchers from the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. African-American and Asian women and women younger than age 50 are at especially high risk.

Can Worrying Lead to PTSD?

In small doses, worrying can keep you in check. But in excess, it can be downright debilitating. Anxiety isn't all bad. Being anxious can have a purpose. It can motivate you to be well prepared for an important presentation, test, or job interview. In addition, worry warts are often conscientious workers and make wonderfully attentive friends. But there's nothing good about excessive anxiety.

Can You Erase Fear From the Brain?

A new study has zeroed in on a promising approach to erasing painful memories from the mind. This research may lead to improved treatments for anxiety disorders. A new study finds a promising approach to erasing painful emotional memories. The research may lead to improved treatment for those who suffer from anxiety disorders. The research, published by the journal Science, found that newly formed emotional memories can be erased in the human brain.

Trauma After the Storm

In the wake of Sandy, be aware of the psychological impact such a disaster can bring. Manmade and natural disasters certainly test our resilience. In just the last decade or so, we've experienced terrorist attacks, major hurricanes, wars, and now, superstorm Sandy. Relief efforts for Sandy are in the early stages, and professionals and volunteers are focusing on restoring basic services and fulfilling victims' needs for food, safety, and medical care.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Are You at Risk?

You may not realize that something as mundane as a car accident could put you at major risk for this disorder. Typically, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with soldiers who have returned from combat; however, new information has found that the most common cause of PTSD is car accidents. Car accidents are also the most frequent kind of trauma experienced by American men and the second most frequent trauma experienced by American women.

Will Ecstasy Work for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

You know it as the club drug. However, ecstasy may also play a role in treating a prevalent anxiety disorder called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). You know it as the "club drug." However, ecstasy may also play a role in treating a prevalent anxiety disorder called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). What is Ecstasy? Ecstasy, or MDMA (3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine), is a synthetic, psychoactive drug similar to methamphetamine and mescaline.
 
 

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