Trauma Tough on Women’s Hearts
Traumatic events — such as assault and natural disasters — may exact more than just an emotional toll on many women.
It's Something in the Air: Pollution and Health
You've got to breathe to live, but breathing polluted air could put you at risk of health problems.
Women May Be More Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression
A heart attack can be a stressful event, even to the point that it can affect mental health. This may be especially true for women, say the authors of a new study.
Mini-Stroke May Lead to PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition often associated with war survivors. People who have had mini-strokes, however, may also live with PTSD.
Women with Chronic Illness More Likely to Use Mental Health Care
Ongoing illness can burden the mind as it also takes a toll on the body. Counseling and other therapies aimed at boosting a sick individual’s mental wellness is a common course of action for some, but not for all.
Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk
Anxiety strikes some people every once in a while, but for others, the symptoms are intense and lasting. New research suggests that this anxiety may affect stroke risk.
Mental Health Can Affect Your Heart
Many physical health and lifestyle factors are considered when determining a person's risk of heart disease. Did you know that your mental health history could be equally as important?
PTSD After Having A Stroke
Having a stroke can be a traumatic event in a person’s life. There may even be a risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after having a stroke.
Poor Sleep May Trigger Heart Attacks
For heart attack patients, getting post-traumatic stress disorder is fairly common. Those with PTSD are also likely to have another cardiac event, and sleep troubles may play a role.
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Individuals with heart disease are already at a higher risk of death from their heart condition. But adding depression or anxiety – or both – to the mix can raise the stakes.