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2012-06-21 11:12:31

PTSD doubles risk of future cardiac event and death One in eight people who suffer a heart attack or other acute coronary event experience clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a meta-analysis of 24 studies led by Columbia University Medical Center researchers. The study also shows that heart patients who suffer PTSD face twice the risk of having another cardiac event or of dying within one to three years, compared with those without PTSD....

2012-06-21 06:20:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Each year, about 1.4 million people in the United States experience an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Numerous studies have suggested that ACS induced PTSD is common and a meta-analysis of 24 studies shows 1 in 8 heart patients suffer from PTSD. PTSD is an anxiety disorder initiated by exposure to a traumatic event such as combat, disaster, or sexual assault. Common symptoms include nightmares, avoidance of reminders of the event, and elevated heart rate and blood...

June Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month
2012-06-07 05:06:15

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com 1 in 29 Americans. This statistic refers to the number of U.S. military men and women, abused children, as well as survivors of rape, domestic violence, and natural disaster who suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hopes to shine new light on PTSD. Known as an anxiety disorder, PTSD develops after a person sees or lives through a particularly intense event that could have caused...

2012-05-24 19:33:29

A new psychological intervention has been shown to more than halve the trauma experienced by child victims of war, rape and sexual abuse. Researchers at Queen's University Belfast pioneered the intervention in conjunction with the international NGO, World Vision as part of a wider program to treat psychological distress in child victims of war and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eastern Congo has the world's highest rate of sexual violence. Known as 'the rape...

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2012-03-30 06:34:15

A new study reports that emergency dispatchers can suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The study, published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress shows that emergency workers don´t need to be personally involved in handling the emergency in order to suffer trauma. Dr. Michelle Lilly from Northern Illinois University says, “Post-Traumatic psychological disorders are usually associated with front line emergency workers, such as police officers, firefighters or combat...

2012-03-29 22:48:11

Indirect exposure to traumatic incidents can lead to psychological disorders Dispatchers who answer 911 and 999 emergency calls suffer emotional distress which can lead to symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a new study reports. The research reveals that direct exposure to traumatic events is not necessary to lead to post-trauma disorders. The research was conducted by Dr Michelle Lilly from Northern Illinois University and researcher Heather Pierce, a former 911...

2012-03-29 21:30:40

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have a significantly greater prevalence of early adverse life events , including general trauma as well as physical, emotional and sexual abuse, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. "Various types of early adverse events are associated with the development of irritable bowel syndrome, particularly among women," said Lin Chang, MD, of the David...

2012-03-19 15:54:28

Book sheds new light on post-traumatic stress disorder and its often devastating aftermath A new book by a University of New Hampshire researcher and Vietnam-era disabled veteran sheds new light on the long-term psychological trauma experienced by the coalition force in recent wars in the Gulf and Balkans that, when left untreated, can have deadly consequences. In his new book "War Trauma and its Aftermath: An International Perspective on the Balkan and Gulf Wars" (University Press of...


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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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