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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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Women Veterans Suffering from PTSD More Often Than Men

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is becoming increasingly diagnosed among women today. Research now shows that women are two times as likely to experience PTSD as men. Women soldiers serving in different areas of combat are struggling with what they went through when and how to cope with it when they finally return home.

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Brain Hormones Might Determine Who Develops PTSD

If your levels of stress hormones in your brain are abnormal or function in an abnormal way, then you are more likely to get Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome after an extremely upsetting experience, such as being in combat or sexually assaulted, according to new studies from Great Britain. Researchers from the University of Bristol hope their […]

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PTSD Linked to Premature Birth

Researchers from the University of Michigan have identified a link between women suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and premature or underweight births. In women, PTSD is most often triggered by war experiences, rape, catastrophe, and significant to this study – occasions of childhood abuse.

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More Women in Britain Suffering Post-Trauma Stress after Giving Birth

An increasing number of women are asking for cesarean sections because their first deliveries caused them to suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

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