PTSD Related Posts

The news reports of PTSD on the rise often cite instances of veterans who develop the disorder after being deployed overseas. But a new study shows that even a stressful life-changing event can precipitate a mental disorder. You don’t even need to leave the country. A cross-country move, job change, hospital stay or new baby […]

We are born with a natural instinct to survive. If someone tries to hurt us, we fight back. So why do so many who go through traumatic events feel guilt for surviving? And why do some have a harder time coping with the aftermath than others? Tragedies like the Sandy Hook school shooting, the recent […]

There were 61,561 infants born in 2010 with the help of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). While those babies were no doubt seen as gifts to their parents who had struggled with infertility, a new study shows that fertility treatment is stressful – even for those who manage to conceive. The process is so stressful, in […]

As we celebrated the Fourth of July, many of us gave thanks for the servicemen and women who have bravely fought for our freedom. Ironically, the fireworks we use to celebrate those sacrifices are something some vets try to avoid. The bright colors against the backdrop of the night sky never fail to draw “ooohs” […]

Rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among US soldiers and veterans has been on the rise in recent years, with at least 200,000 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from the disorder. It has become so widespread in recent years that the military stepped up efforts to educate doctors and servicemen about the disorder, in […]

Those suffering from post-traumatic stress are two-to-three times more likely to becoming addicted to alcohol or drugs, a new study shows. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a response to a variety of traumatic events, according to the National Center for PTSD. Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, survivors of natural disasters, auto accidents, acts […]