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Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Anger often escalates quickly in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when they’re depressed, a new study reveals.
“Our study findings should draw attention to anger as a major treatment need when military service members screen positive for PTSD or for depression, and especially when they screen positive […]


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be Linked to Accelerated Aging

May 8, 2015

FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may cause accelerated aging, a new study suggests.
Previous research has linked PTSD with mental health disorders such as depression, insomnia, anger, eating disorders and substance abuse. But, this is the first time PTSD has been potentially linked to a number of biological processes that […]


More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

April 16, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds.
When […]


Family Stress May Figure in Soldiers’ Suicide Risk

April 10, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Service members who have to deal with trouble at home when they’re deployed may be at increased risk of suicidal thoughts, a study of U.S. veterans suggests.
In a survey of more than 1,000 Iraq and Afghanistan vets, researchers found that about 14 percent said they’d […]


Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find

February 12, 2015

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parents of children who suffer a stroke are at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small study suggests.
The research included 10 fathers and 23 mothers of children and teens who had suffered a stroke, as well as nine stroke patients between the ages of 7 and 18.
The […]


PTSD May Raise Women’s Risk for Diabetes

January 7, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with post-traumatic stress disorder seem more likely than others to develop type 2 diabetes, with severe PTSD almost doubling the risk, a new study suggests.
The research “brings to attention an unrecognized problem,” said Dr. Alexander Neumeister, director of the molecular imaging […]


PTSD in Women Linked to Premature Birth

November 6, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) significantly increases a pregnant woman’s risk of premature birth, according to a new study.
Researchers examined more than 16,000 births involving female U.S. military veterans between 2000 and 2012, and found that having PTSD in the year before delivery increased the risk of spontaneous […]


Women With PTSD More Likely to Have Food Addiction

September 19, 2014

Women who have the largest number of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms are almost three times more likely to develop an addiction to food, a new study suggests.


Research Shows Possible Neurological Patterns for PTSD Symptoms

September 18, 2014

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Imaging technology has shed new light on how certain symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) manifest in the brain, according to a new study.
PTSD is a mental health condition that can cause a wide range of debilitating symptoms, such as flashbacks to a traumatic event, being in […]


Soldiers’ Use of Mental Health Services Up, Stigma Down, Study Finds

July 18, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) — As war raged in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers almost doubled their use of mental health services — and they felt more comfortable seeking such treatment, according to new research.
Even so, about two-thirds of soldiers with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression didn’t […]



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