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This study aims at investigating the effectiveness of the drug, Ketamine, in combination with Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy for people suffering from PTSD. Participation in the study includes Ketamine infusions, which occur once a week for three weeks. PE therapy sessions will be scheduled one day after each infusion, and may continue up to 12 weeks. After completely therapy, there will be two monthly follow-up assessment visits.
According to literature, it's difficult to evaluate the impact of the visit of the child in ICU. Currently, no recommendations are available regarding welcome and accompany children who visit their relative hospitalized in ICU. Collaboration between humanities and medical sciences brings to this question a complementary look. Majority of studies investigated the question of the impact of young child ICU visit in a unidirectional linear causality scheme visit = psychopathological impact. The visit of the child in ICU should not be considered as an isolated event whose objective characteristics would be alone vectors of trauma. Contrary, the child visit must be apprehended in relation to the quality of the supports on which the child can count. The investigators hypothesize that children can overcome the visit of a kin hospitalized in ICU if accompanying people can support the child and contain, before and after the visit, the emotions of the child.
This will be a multistate, multicenter clinical study to determine the efficacy and safety of medical cannabis for a wide variety of chronic medical conditions.
The aim of this study is to identify if an avalanche accident has a psychological impact on avalanche victims. The investigators hypothesize that being exposed to an avalanche could generate enough stress to develop posttraumatic stress symptoms or even more, an authentic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Additionally, the investigators think that such symptoms might lead to physical and psychological distress in daily life. Lastly, the investigators suppose that a serious traumatism, a complete and/or prolonged burial, the death of a family member or a closed friend could be a potential risk factors to develop PTSD symptoms in avalanche victims. To evaluate post traumatic stress symptoms and the quality of life of avalanche survivors, the investigators use the Impact of Event Scale - Revised and the Short Form 12. These two scales are included in a standardized questionnaire, which is submitted to avalanche victims during a phone call.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is prevalent and impairing in children and young people. Effective face to face treatments exist, including Cognitive Therapy for PTSD (CT-PTSD), developed by the researchers' group. However, few young people access effective treatments. The researchers are therefore developing a website and smart-phone App that will improve accessibility of this treatment by allowing trained therapists to deliver CT-PTSD over the internet (iCT) to young people (12-17 years old) with PTSD. This study aims to provide an initial evaluation of iCT. This will be done by running an uncontrolled case series with 6 young people. The objectives of the case series are to: to gauge acceptability of the programme to young people, carers, and therapists; to measure adherence to the programme; to test the battery of measures for acceptability; and to obtain estimates of clinical change.
The purpose of this study is to examine the benefits of combining repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) coupled with Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) in treating combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The study will also examine change in depression, psychosocial functioning, and neurophysiological (i.e., electroencephalography and magnetic resonance images) measures.
The purpose of this research is 1) to investigate the role of the sympathetic nervous system and cardiac-vascular function in women with PTSD; and 2) to determine whether lifestyle modifications (exercise training and healthy eating) would be effective in reducing sympathetic activity, improving cardiovascular function, and improving psychiatric and quality of life outcomes in women with PTSD. It is hypothesized that (1) women with PTSD will have over-activation of the sympathetic nervous system and impaired cardiac-vascular function compared with women who are trauma free, and (2) lifestyle modifications can reduce sympathetic activity, improve cardiac-vascular function, and improve psychiatric symptoms and quality of life in women with PTSD.
The purpose of the study is to investigate whether an occupational therapy program could enhance mental health outcomes for veterans who SCUBA dive. SCUBA diving requires modified breathing techniques and has been found to provide calming effects to individuals who engage in this activity. Occupational therapy interventions such as mindfulness, journaling, and deep breathing techniques can also provide similar calming effects. Therefore, this study will explore whether occupational therapy can provide additional benefits to overall mental health of veterans who SCUBA dive.
The purpose of this study is to pilot a primary-care based mindfulness intervention for chronically traumatized African Americans screening positive for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) in primary care clinics within an urban public hospital. The study will utilize a randomized controlled trial (RCT) design along with a multi-method psychological and physiological assessment approach to establish the feasibility and acceptability of a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) intervention for primary care versus wait-list control in African Americans with chronic trauma exposure and comorbid PTSD and MDD. Preliminary mechanisms of action associated with MBCT including emotion dysregulation and autonomic function will be evaluated. The data collection and 8-session group intervention will take place in primary care clinics within an urban public hospital serving primarily low-income, minority individuals (>80% African American).
Preliminary clinical evidence suggests that Service Members with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) who participate in the Service Dog Training Program (SDTP) report improved physical and psychological outcomes, including those with overlapping symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-concussion symptoms (PCS). This study intends to examine the psychological, social, and biological effects of learning how to train a future service dog combined with standard of care for individuals with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), including those with overlapping TBI and persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms (PCS). Biological, social, and behavioral measures will be collected throughout study participation.