Will PTSD Diagnosis Rates Increase as Women Take Position on the Front Line?

In another win for women’s rights, the Department of Defense has finally allowed women to serve in combat. While those who wanted the same rights and access as men are rejoicing, there are others who worry what this change really means. Mental illness proponents fear that this change could propel the instances of PTSD.

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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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Exposure Therapy Helps Prevent PTSD, Study Finds

Acute stress disorder (ASD) is an anxiety disorder that, in some respects, closely resembles another anxiety-related condition called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In fact, the majority of people who initially develop ASD in the aftermath of a traumatic event later go on to develop diagnosable cases of PTSD. Psychotherapists who treat acute stress disorder can […]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Silent Epidemic?

The diagnosis of PTSD has gained media attention regarding veterans returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan such that a basic knowledge and understanding of this disorder has become mainstream. The average person on the street has at least heard of the disorder and has some idea about what the symptoms are and perhaps even […]

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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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Army Reports Flaws in Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Anyone who experiences something traumatic, such as abuse, sexual assault, the death of a loved one, is susceptible to the devastating mental disorder called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. It is particularly prevalent among veterans who have been overseas. Many of the things they see, do, and experience are traumatic, leaving them vulnerable to the […]

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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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Long Waits in Emergency Rooms Linked to PTSD, Poor Prognosis

While most of us believe stress comes before the heart attack, a new study shows that a long wait in an emergency room can contribute to the development of the symptoms related to post traumatic stress disorder.

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PTSD Patients With Stroke History May Resist Medication Regimen

The presence of a mental disorder can make treatment for any physical health concern more challenging. However, with a new focus on treating the whole person, physicians are careful to ascertain whether mental disorders exist through screenings of patients.

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PTSD Can Develop After a Life Threatening Illness

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder which is triggered by some sort of traumatizing life event. Violent events such as combat, assault, robbery and rape can trigger the condition. So also can intense experiences like natural disasters or automobile accidents. In fact, learning that you have a life-threatening illness and dealing with the […]

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