PTSD

All of the latest news relating to PTSD including post traumatic stress disorder research, treatment options and help.

Research Investigates The Most Damaging Symptoms OF PTSD

Research Investigates The Most Damaging Symptoms OF PTSD

Sufferers of PTSD, on average, are willing to give up 13 years of their life and undergo life threatening treatments in order to reduce their symptoms, new research suggests. The new study on PTSD performed by USC also discovered that recollection of traumatic events and avoiding certain thoughts had minimal effect on the patients sense of well being. However, depression, insomnia and anxiety were associated with lower quality of life for patients.

Lingering Psychological Effects Of The Holocaust

Lingering Psychological Effects Of The Holocaust

New research shows Holocaust survivors are still psychologically affected by their experiences. Many survivors report PTSD symptoms and poor psychological well being.

Female Veterans With PTSD More Likely To Also Report Medical Problems

Female Veterans With PTSD More Likely To Also Report Medical Problems

New research suggests that veterans who suffer from PTSD are also more likely to suffer more medical illnesses than those without PTSD. This is more so the case for female veterans.

Patients Who Keep Diaries While In Intensive Care Have Reduced Risk Of PTSD

Patients Who Keep Diaries While In Intensive Care Have Reduced Risk Of PTSD

1 in 10 patients who spend more than 48 hours in intensive care develop post traumatic stress disorder. Researchers in the UK have discovered that providing diaries to patients in intensive care, and providing a debriefing after their stay can help reduce PTSD in patients.

Veterans With PTSD Have Almost Twice The Risk Of Dementia

Veterans With PTSD Have Almost Twice The Risk Of Dementia

New research released by the VA Medical Center, Texas reports of a link between PTSD and dementia. The research suggests Veterans suffering PTSD had almost a double risk of later being diagnosed with dementia that those who did not exhibit PTSD symptoms.

PTSD Still Prevalent 20 Years After Conflict Ends

PTSD Still Prevalent 20 Years After Conflict Ends

New research from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has found that the prevalence of PTSD remains high twenty years after the end of conflict within specific regions of Libya.

PTSD And Returning Soldiers

It was nobody’s fault, he said. Anthony Montgomery was a 21-year-old Royal Marine when he was ambushed by his own side on regular reconnaissance in the Falklands. Minutes later, he was trying to revive his friend who had been cut in half by British guns.

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