Psychology & Psychiatry

War is not necessarily the cause of post-traumatic stress disorder

Recent research carried out at Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, shows that surprisingly, the majority of soldiers exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome were suffering from poor mental health ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gene may predict severity of post-traumatic stress disorder

A gene linked in previous research, appears to predict more severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms as well as a thinner cortex in regions of the brain critical for regulating strong emotions and coping with ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Explainer: What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

People have probably always known about the psychological effects of experiencing life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, or violent assault. Literature through the ages – some of it thousands ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

One in eight heart patients suffer post-traumatic stress disorder

One in eight people who suffer a heart attack or other acute coronary event experience clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a meta-analysis of 24 studies led by Columbia University ...

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