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"Alternative" Treatments for PTSD?
It certainly cannot hurt to meditate or practice relaxation therapy to try to deal with post traumatic stress syndrome. But is it an effective treatment method?
Emotional Support Key After Implanted Defibrillator
An implanted defibrillator may give heart arrhythmia patients peace of mind when it comes to their physical well-being. Keeping an eye on their emotional well being, however, is just as important.
Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
Coming home from war with post traumatic stress syndrome and a traumatic brain injury requires treatment. But the treatment often works — even for veterans also battling major depression.
Home Violence Leaves Psychological Scars
The trauma of seeing violence in the home firsthand takes its toll on children as it is. When they experience more traumatic events, their risk of mental health concerns is even greater.
Veterans at Risk
Veterans with substance abuse and posttraumatic stress have a higher risk of dying from both injury and health related issues. How can treatment programs address both issues at once?
Knowing Stress Is Half the Battle
The rates of post traumatic stress disorder can vary significantly by nationality. More concerning are the rates of those with PTSD not receiving treatment.
We Can Still Do More for Veterans
As the suicide rate in the military climbs, the Veterans Administration is looking for ways to improve suicide prevention for veterans. An expert from the Mayo Clinic points out more ways to improve prevention of military suicides.
Alcohol’s Contribution to Anxiety
Anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affect the lives of many people. These people frequently turn to alcohol consumption to deal with the pain. However, alcohol may just be making it worse.
Take a Break From Violent TV News Images
Were you glued to the TV in the days after 9/11? If you found it hard to tear yourself away from the grim, upsetting images, they might have had a long-term impact on your health.
Even Babies Can Have PTSD
Being treated for cancer is very stressful at any age. Even babies and toddlers can develop stress disorders from cancer treatments.