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Kinexum Webcast: PTSD–Associated Pathologies in the World of 2018

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Kinexum will be holding a public webcast featuring Thomas Hedberg, MSc, PhD, executive director of the United Nations-affiliated NGO, International Medical Crisis Response Alliance (IMCRA), on the causes, effects, and global aspects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and responses to current treatment failure.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder has repeatedly emerged as a key contributory psychopathology.

Each day, thousands of people are affected by severe psychological trauma: terrorism and multiple wars rage globally; innocent bystanders are targets of deadly violence; and veterans return home scarred by the horrors they have participated in. Earlier in November, a decorated US serviceman diagnosed with PTSD methodically murdered dozens of innocent people in California.

The understanding of this complex psychopathology/sociopathy has slowly improved.

The global spread of large-scale conflict has led to an increased awareness of cases that run from minor sleep disturbances to hallucinatory “flashbacks” to compulsions to violence. Recent work shows that fear and adaptive responses to trauma engender inappropriately sensitized reactions to mild stressors, as well as a promising etiologic locus in the basolateral amygdala in the brain.

How can the growing issue of PTSD be addressed?

Perhaps the most important etiologic contribution is the mental environment of patients following the initial experience. When informed help is unavailable, the condition becomes rooted and is often denied by the patient and his/her family. Since 2013, Dr. Hedberg, in partnership with the UN through IMCRA, has had extensive encounters with both service veterans and civilian populations touched by extreme violence. In this webcast, Dr. Hedberg will discuss the manifestation of PTSD and paths that may lead to the disorder’s control and even its prevention.

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