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PTSD May Be Less Severe Because of Dream Sleep

For years people have wondered about the purpose behind our dreams. What do dreams mean or do they mean anything at all? Do they serve any purpose? Scientists are gathering evidence which shows that at least one function dreams may serve is to soothe our painful memories. Without this soothing effect, horrifying memories filled with […]

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Traumatic Events Increase Risk for Marijuana Abuse by Teens

Young people who experience post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) after a catastrophic event are more likely to abuse marijuana, according to a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Childhood Trauma Not Linked to Opiate Addiction

Experiencing traumatic events does not increase addiction to painkillers among those with chronic pain, according to a study from Geisinger’s Center for Health Research.

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