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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) — Women with post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely to be overweight or obese than women without the condition, a new study suggests. According to the researchers, one in nine women will have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in her life. That’s twice as often as [...]
MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) — Boston-area veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced flashbacks, disturbing memories and other psychological effects after the Boston Marathon bombing, according to a new study. The findings highlight how tragic events can upset people with PTSD and other mental health disorders. They also show that health care systems must be [...]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) — A simple, short mental health test already used for pediatric patients has been found effective at predicting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) risk among preschoolers seriously injured by such things as a burn or car crash. “The most important point is that until now we had no evidence-based [...]
FRIDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) — A newly identified gene that plays an important role in erasing old memories could point to new ways to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers say. The role of the Tet1 gene in “memory extinction” was uncovered in experiments with mice. The gene appears to control a small group of [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) — People with post-traumatic stress disorder who also abuse alcohol benefit when both problems are treated simultaneously, a new study suggests. Until now, mental health experts have been reluctant to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) until patients have stopped drinking for fear that psychotherapy might stir up memories [...]