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

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

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.

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

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 the event.

Ambien Heightens Recollection Of Bad Memories
2013-06-16 04:45:19

In a recent study conducted by the University of California’s Riverside and San Diego campuses, researchers were able to delve further into the known sleep mechanisms to identify how the brain consolidates emotional memory.

2013-06-11 21:12:28

There is growing evidence that a gene variant that reduces the plasticity of the nervous system also modulates responses to treatments for mood and anxiety disorders.

Study Gives Hope For A Potentially New PTSD Treatment
2013-06-08 08:16:57

Researchers writing in the journal Science Translational Medicine say they have discovered a potential new treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder.

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

More than half of all individuals diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also suffer from symptoms of depression.


Latest PTSD Reference Libraries

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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