Tag Archives: traumatic events

How to Identify Teens Who Might Be at Risk for PTSD

A study appeared in a recent edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry which examined the question of what places teens at risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study was carried out through a research team at Boston Children’s Hospital which sifted through data on close to […]

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Training Could Prevent PTSD in Soldiers

Addressing the proper treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a challenge as the cause for one individual can be quite different for another. It’s also difficult to identify factors that lead to or can prevent the onset.

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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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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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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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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 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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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 Brain May Have Switch That Regulates Trauma Experiences

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized by anxiety, depression, sleep problems and flashbacks. It occurs when an individual experiences or is a witness to a tragic event, which may include anything from being in a car accident or witnessing an assault.

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View of One’s Role in Trauma Impacts Development of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often occurs following an experience or the witnessing of a highly-stressful, traumatic event. An act of violence, a severe injury or the witnessing of a fatal car accident are all examples of the types of tragedy that may result in a case of PTSD.

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