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