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Latest Posttraumatic stress disorder Stories

2013-06-27 20:20:05

WINCHESTER, Calif., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The wife of U.S. Army veteran James Louk, who was riddled with physical and emotional problems after returning from Vietnam, has a message she would like to send out to military and war veterans. "My husband, James, suffered from PTSD. His stress level was high and his nerves were frayed, but working on therapeutic arts & crafts kits from Help Hospitalized Veterans helped him so much," said Charlene Louk. (Logo:...

Vietnam Vets Who Have PTSD Are More Than Twice As Likely To Have Heart Disease
2013-06-26 12:27:08

NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Male twin Vietnam veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were more than twice as likely as those without PTSD to develop heart disease during a 13-year period, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. This is the first long-term study to measure the association between PTSD and heart disease using objective clinical diagnoses combined with cardiac imaging techniques. "This study provides further...

2013-06-26 08:31:44

Sound waves from bombs could cause concussions which often go untreated and undiagnosed because doctors don't have proper training BOSTON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As many as 20,000 people who were within a quarter mile of the blast zone of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack could have concussions and don't realize it, said Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler, a Massachusetts neuropsychologist who specializes in concussions and brain injury. "Any of the approximate 20,000 people within...

2013-06-25 12:29:45

New study finds 30 days of TM® practice brings dramatic drop in PTS among Congolese war refugees NEW YORK, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Refugees from the most brutal war in modern African history are finding dramatic relief from posttraumatic stress (PTS) through the Transcendental Meditation program, according to new research published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress (Volume 26, Issue 2, pp. 295-298). The randomized/matched study found that Congolese African war refugees...

2013-06-25 08:30:00

Company Supports Military Members and Veterans with the Disorder as Part of PTSD Awareness Day on June 27 NORFOLK, Va., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As June 27 -- National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day -- approaches, ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, premiered its latest Stamp Out Stigma video interview on www.stampoutstigma.com. The video shares ValueOptions employee Haline's...

2013-06-24 12:20:30

Vigorous Training Mandated For EAGALA Military Services Providers Offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to Veterans, Active Duty, and Their Families Struggling With PTSD, Suicide, Addiction, Depression, Resiliency, Grief And Combat Stress SANTAQUIN, Utah, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In order to ensure the highest quality treatment for our active military, reserves, veterans, and their families challenged with PTSD, TBI, re-integration, addiction, suicidal tendencies,...

2013-06-21 08:24:41

NeuroSigma Will Sponsor a Satellite Symposium at the International Epilepsy Congress In Montreal, June 23-27th 2013 LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc., a Los Angeles based medical device company, today announced that its Monarch(TM) eTNS(TM) System for the adjunctive treatment of epilepsy and depression will make its Canadian debut at the 30(th) International Epilepsy Congress, taking place in Montreal, Canada from June 23 to June 27, 2013. The Monarch eTNS...

2013-06-20 23:19:53

New statistics from the CDC reveal a notable rise in mental health issues among young Americans, causing many to reassess diagnostic procedures in the country. Mental health service provider UBH Denton comments on this trend. Denton, TX (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 UBH Denton, or University Behavioral Health Denton, has maintained a wide range of outpatient and inpatient mental health treatment options for patients suffering from different psychiatric issues, including those who are children. As a...

2013-06-20 23:03:50

Individuals unable to work due to PTSD may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance or VA disability benefits Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 June 20, 2013–Nearly eight million Americans have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the National Institutes of Health. June is PTSD Awareness Month, and PTSD Awareness Day is June 27. Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance(SSDI) representation and VA disability appeals,...

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...


Latest Posttraumatic stress disorder Reference Libraries

Adjustment Disorder
2013-07-29 09:41:01

Adjustment Disorder is commonly known as situational disorder as well. It is often considered a significantly smaller situation than anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder with a usually less intense stressor than those of the more extreme disorders. Symptoms Because the disorders are similar, Adjustment Disorder and PTSD have similar symptoms like general loss of interest, a feeling of hopelessness, depression, and anxiety. Although they have similar symptoms, Adjustment...

Acute Stress Reaction
2013-07-29 09:36:16

Acute Stress Reaction (ASR), also referred to as shock or Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), is a variation on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Symptoms ASR can often escalate to ASD. Symptoms of acute stress reaction include a change in attention, disorientation, daze and confusion. After these symptoms occur, victims suffering from ASR can often become withdrawn from their surroundings or experience panic anxiety paired with impairment and extreme emotions of sadness, anger and fear....

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
2013-07-19 15:31:29

Posttraumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder characterized by adverse anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that results from exposure to an event that causes psychological trauma. Examples of events that could lead to PTSD include the threat of harm or death to oneself or to someone else, or witnessing an event that overwhelms the individual's ability to cope. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include flashbacks or nightmares,...

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