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Articles  |  August 1, 2014
Mindfulness Training in Marines Preparing for Deployment

Marines who had first received Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training, which can affect brain structures integral to the body’s response to stress, experienced quicker heart rate and breathing rate recovery, improved sleep quality, and lower levels of neuropeptide Y after stressful combat training than a comparison group without the intervention.

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Unexpected Death of a Loved One and Psychiatric Disorders

Unexpected death of a loved one was associated with heightened vulnerability for virtually all commonly occurring psychiatric disorders, including depression, PTSD, manic episodes, phobias, panic disorder, and substance use disorders in one of the first population-based studies to examine these relations across the lifespan.

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Parental PTSD and Epigenetic Regulation of the Glucocorticoid Receptor Gene

Important differences in the expression and effect of maternal and paternal PTSD were found when examining parental PTSD in the offspring of Holocaust survivors and methylation of the glucocorticoid receptor gene exon 1F.

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