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Risky Behavior and PTSD Go Hand in Hand
Veterans returning from war face many challenges reintegrating into civilian life. Those experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often find it particularly difficult, and react in many different ways that may include engaging in risky behavior.
Trauma of Violence Runs Deep for Kids
A child, like an adult, does not need to experience violence to be affected by it. Just witnessing violent events can affect a child's mental health - and possibly physical health, too.
The Migraine Treatment No One is Suggesting
Despite demonstrated evidence-based effectiveness, a new survey revealed that few migraine treatment specialists suggest that their patients try biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy or relaxation training.
Veterans & Violence: Who’s at Risk?
How do American Heroes learn to manage their post-service aggression?  New research may lay the foundation for successful veteran integration and preventative lifestyle structures.
Heart Attacks Cause PTSD
A heart attack is not an easy thing to endure for many reasons, changing your diet and lifestyle among them. These physical changes are important, but it may be that mental health treatment is important as well.
Are There Other Symptoms of PTSD?
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is known to cause emotional numbing, sleep problems and hyperarousal. Now it is believed that PTSD may have additional symptoms as well.
Soldiers Deserve the Best Behavioral Care
As more and more troops return from conflicts overseas, more and more are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) here at home.
A Bump On The Head: The Risk of PTSD
A concussion is serious business. Even a mild hit on the head can cause neuronal damage. While these small damages may not drastically affect civilians, the risks could be greater for soldiers.
Another Weapon for Fighting Fear
While exposure therapy remains the first line of defense for post-traumatic stress disorder, it remains an imperfect treatment. But an inexpensive drug may enhance its effectiveness.
Unexpected Effects of an Accident
The physical and mental effects of a major accident can be life-changing. After a visit to the hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) many people suffer from stress, anxiety, and depression. In women, treatment can help.