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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 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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Recurring Images of Trauma Can Affect Your Health

When scud missiles were aimed at Israel, reporters were on hand with cameras so that the whole world could watch as families put on gas masks and waited in homes and apartments not knowing what would happen. When terrorists slammed airplanes into office buildings and the U.S. Pentagon on 9/11, television audiences were riveted for […]

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Firing Off What They Would Rather Forget

As we celebrated with barbecues and picnics this 4th of July, we remember why we commemorate the holiday. But for some, the way we celebrate could bring uncomfortable flashbacks to those who have been in actual combat.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) linked to Trauma from Natural Disasters

Studies show that over the past 40 years there is a significant problem with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among those who went through a disaster. A recent study from the University of Michigan shows that it isn’t just victims of a disaster that struggle in the aftermath but also the rescue workers. Both may experience […]

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Some Cancer Patients Develop PTSDs

About 3% of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress syndrome from the shock of their diagnosis and the emotional toll of their treatments, according to a new study from Australia.

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