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Dr. Daniel Pine on Boosting Resilience to PTSD

Frame from the video Dr. Daniel Pine on Boosting Resilience to PTSD.

Dr. Daniel Pine on a NIH study that tracked Israeli soldiers through deployment to ID predictors. Study found that soldiers preoccupied with threat at the time of enlistment or with avoiding it just before deployment were more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Embedded in Iraq

Frame from the video Embedded in Iraq .

Embedded reporter and NIMH discuss mental health issues for some Iraq War veterans

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Looking at Trauma – Long interview

Frame from the video Looking at Trauma – Long interview.

Dr. Sandro Galea, a National Institute of Mental Health grantee, talks about disasters and mental health research.

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Help for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

Frame from the video Help for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans.

Every day, military veterans return from the intense surroundings of warfare. And some of those returning veterans come home with unique mental health challenges: a topic of discussion between NIMH Director Dr. Thomas Insel and Sergeant Todd Bowers of the organization Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

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Anxiety Disorders Research: Impact of BDNF

Frame from the video Anxiety Disorders Research: Impact of BDNF.

BDNF stands for brain derived neurotrophic factor. This molecule, found in the brain's fear hub could have a significant impact on the study of anxiety disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Francis Lee of Weill-Cornell Medical College is a leading BDNF investigator and was a recent guest lecturer at the National Institute of Mental Health.

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PTSD: Stress and Resilience

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Fear: Replacing Memories

Frame from the video Fear: Replacing Memories.

The human brain goes through a complex process to form and consolidate memories. But is it possible to replace memories of fearful events, and in doing so, assist in the treatment of patients suffering from the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder or other anxiety disorders? Dr.Joseph LeDoux and a team of New York University neuroscientists think they have found a way to replace traumatic memories through therapy.

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Traumatic Stress in the Military

Frame from the video Traumatic Stress in the Military.

In the past eight years, the United States has experienced a series of manmade and natural disasters. Large numbers of people in this country have been exposed to potentially traumatic events. In this National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) video, Drs. Robert Heinssen and Farris Tuma discuss NIMH research in the areas of traumatic stress reactions and specifically mental health issues among U.S. service members. What we learn from the military experience can help us understand stress risk predictions for the entire population.

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