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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Often Follows Stroke
2013-06-20 11:26:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For many, suffering a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is unfortunately just the beginning of their battle, as a new study from the Columbia University Medical Center shows that these folks often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after such events. According to the new report in the open access journal PLoS ONE, almost 1 in 4 people suffer from symptoms of PTSD within the first year following the event and 1 in...

Over Half Of All PTSD Patients Also Suffer From Depression
2013-06-05 06:41:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online More than half of all individuals diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also suffer from symptoms of depression, researchers from the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Department of Psychological Sciences claim in a recently published study. The authors of the study, which appears in the online edition of The Journal of Traumatic Stress, analyzed 57 peer-reviewed studies representing data on over 6,600...

Poor Sleep Linked To Post-Heart Attack PTSD
2013-05-30 15:48:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at Yale and Columbia suggests that a lack of sleep after suffering a heart attack could be due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study, which was published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, builds on previous evidence suggesting that heart attack survivors with PTSD have twice the risk of having another cardiac episode or of dying within one to three years, compared to those patients without...


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