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Veterans & Violence: Who’s at Risk?
How do American Heroes learn to manage their post-service aggression?  New research may lay the foundation for successful veteran integration and preventative lifestyle structures.
Heart Attacks Cause PTSD
A heart attack is not an easy thing to endure for many reasons, changing your diet and lifestyle among them. These physical changes are important, but it may be that mental health treatment is important as well.
Are There Other Symptoms of PTSD?
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is known to cause emotional numbing, sleep problems and hyperarousal. Now it is believed that PTSD may have additional symptoms as well.
Soldiers Deserve the Best Behavioral Care
As more and more troops return from conflicts overseas, more and more are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) here at home.
A Bump On The Head: The Risk of PTSD
A concussion is serious business. Even a mild hit on the head can cause neuronal damage. While these small damages may not drastically affect civilians, the risks could be greater for soldiers.
Another Weapon for Fighting Fear
While exposure therapy remains the first line of defense for post-traumatic stress disorder, it remains an imperfect treatment. But an inexpensive drug may enhance its effectiveness.
Unexpected Effects of an Accident
The physical and mental effects of a major accident can be life-changing. After a visit to the hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) many people suffer from stress, anxiety, and depression. In women, treatment can help.
Can Blood Pressure Meds Reduce PTSD?
Sometimes medicine designed for one purpose inadvertently solves a problem that is unrelated. In this case, medicine meant for controlling blood pressure may reduce symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The Science of Stress
Recent discoveries about the roles of cellular proteins and steroids in the brain may lead to new developments in the design of anti-depressants for depression and PTSD. Researchers isolate the chemicals in the brain that respond to stress. Findings may possibly pinpoint why some subjects show symptoms of mental illness, and others don’t after exposure to stress. Talk to your doctor if you’re experiencing depression or PTSD Dr. Oliver Berton PhD., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and a team of researc...
PTSD Wears Genes
Those who have undergone an extreme and traumatic experience sometimes develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). But what determines who will and who will not? New findings may hold the key to the answer.