Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) involves defensive responses to stress or triggers. This commonly includes active responses like irritability and aggression. However, it can also include passive responses like out-of-body experiences. In a new study, Lawson Health Research Institute’s Dr. Ruth Lanius and her team have uncovered brain mechanisms behind these responses, suggesting that patients with PTSD are poised for defense even when they are at rest.
Dr. Vladimir Hachinski has changed the way the world understands stroke, and now his pioneering work in the field has earned him the Royal Society of Canada’s prestigious McLaughlin Medal which recognizes research of sustained excellence in medical science.
The first at Western University to be awarded this honour, Hachinski credits his success to those around him.