BUSM Study Reveals Potential Target to Better Treat, Cure Anxiety Disorders

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BUSM Study Reveals Potential Target to Better Treat, Cure Anxiety Disorders

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE through 5 p.m. ET, March 5, 2013 Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have, for the first time, identified a specific group of cells in the brainstem whose activation during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is critical for the regulation of emotional memory […]

PTSD and women in combat

Of the 190,000 military women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, 20 percent of them will likely develop post-traumatic stress disorder, (PTSD) a debilitating, life-threatening anxiety disorder. With women returning from combat deployments in greater numbers than ever before in U.S. history, the Department of Veteran Affairs is scrambling to meet a […]