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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 […]

Muscle and Bone Injuries, Mental Disorders Plagued U.S. Iraq War Vets

July 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Muscle, bone and joint injuries, as well as mental health disorders, are the main reasons why U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq left the military, a new study finds.
Researchers followed more than 4,100 Army soldiers, aged 18 to 52, from the start of a 15-month deployment in […]

Too Little Known About PTSD Treatments for Veterans, Experts Say

June 20, 2014

FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. government agencies must do more to determine whether treatments are actually helping veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an expert advisory panel contends.
The report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee says that the effectiveness of PTSD therapies remains unknown because they are not tracked by […]

More U.S. Service Members in Treatment for Mental Health Disorders

June 13, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — About 3.5 percent of U.S. military personnel were in treatment for mental health conditions in 2012 — up from just 1 percent in 2000, a new military study finds.
Experts said the rise is likely due to two factors: an actual increase in mental health disorders […]

Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Mental Health Issues

June 6, 2014

FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) —
Unexpectedly losing a loved one can trigger mental health issues in adults with no history of psychiatric conditions, a new study reveals.
Although experts say it’s uncommon to develop mental illness later in life, researchers found a link between sudden grief and the onset of disorders like mania, post-traumatic stress […]

ICU Patients at Much Greater Risk for PTSD: Study

May 19, 2014

MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — After being discharged from an intensive care unit (ICU), patients are at much greater risk for developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new review finds.
“An ICU stay can be traumatic for both patients and their families,” researcher Dr. Ann Parker, a pulmonary and critical care medicine […]


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