Stress triggers a hormonal fight-or-flight reaction that speeds up the heart and quickens breathing. In small amounts, stress is natural and may even be beneficial. But learning to manage stress is key to preventing health problems such as depression or insomnia.
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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 [...]