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Children Also Suffer From PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is unfortunately gaining everyday household recognition. But it’s not just the thousands of soldiers coming back from Afghanistan that are coming home with PTSD – it’s also being diagnosed in millions of young children.

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PTSD’s Effects on Social Interaction

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can appear when any given individual experiences events or situations that overwhelm the brain’s stress-related coping mechanisms and make certain damaging changes in ongoing mental function.

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Vets Share PTSD With Spouses, Study Finds

When millions of veterans return home from war, they may also bring home stressful memories and images of what they had hoped to leave behind. The stress and trauma that these veterans bring home permeates into their family and can cause mental and health risks to others. Of the over 2 million soldiers returning from […]

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PTSD Increases Risk for Heart Disease

Studies over the last couple of years have shown that those who are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also appear to die sooner from heart disease.  In fact, it seems likely that the PTSD worsens coronary artery plaque build-up.

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PTSD Can Create Secondhand Trauma for Kids

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a very serious and debilitating problem. Left unchecked, it can quickly cause a person’s world to come toppling down on top of him. This is because PTSD does not occur in isolation.

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PTSD and Suicide Risk

Those who witness or are involved in a violent, gruesome, or horrific act are at risk for developing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The unsettling emotions stirred by PTSD can cause some to be more at risk for suicide than others who have not experienced such post-trauma. Experts assert that family, friends, and doctors keep a […]

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Psychological Therapy Improves Symptoms in Children with PTSD

Most people probably tend to identify post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, with combat veterans or other adults who have undergone some sort of intensely traumatizing experience. In fact, PTSD can affect people who have lived through a violent crime, a natural disaster such as Hurricane Sandy, a traffic accident or even domestic […]

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War Zone or Home Front – It Can Be PTSD

It’s not just military men and women with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anyone who has faced a traumatic experience can deal with the ailment.

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Study Finds PTSD Results in Decreased Brain Volume

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that may follow the experience or the witnessing of a stressful event. It can result from any tragic situation, from witnessing an assault to becoming injured in a vehicle accident.

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Healing Touch Heals PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition often experienced by individuals who have experienced or witnessed a tragedy. The events leading to PTSD can be anything from experiencing injury in an automobile accident to participating in combat in a military zone.

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