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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fathers returning home after military service can have difficulty reconnecting with their young children, a small new study suggests.
It included 14 American fathers who were returning from combat deployment and had children aged 6 and younger. Most of the fathers belonged to the Michigan Army National Guard.
The fathers [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Boys, but not girls, tend to suffer more from depression and conduct disorder after moving from a poor neighborhood to a better one, a new study says.
Conduct disorder includes acting-out behaviors such as bullying, fighting, cruelty to people or animals, damaging property, cutting school and [...]