Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: The economic burden of PTSD is 'staggering'

A new study finds that the national economic burden of PTSD goes beyond direct health care expenses and exceeds the costs of other common mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression.

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New law expands care for rape victims

(HealthDay)—Expanded care for sexual assault victims is a main feature of the Violence Against Women Act that was signed into law Tuesday by President Joe Biden.

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Hospitals lag in sexual harassment policies

(HealthDay)—Few institutions have clear policies that specifically address sexual harassment from patients toward physicians and staff, according to a research letter published online Nov. 17 in JAMA Network Open.

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Can a sexual assault jeopardize a woman's brain health?

Traumatic experiences, including sexual violence, have been linked to poor mental and cardiovascular health in women as they age. A new study suggests they may also be linked to indicators of cerebrovascular risk that may ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidelines updated for treatment of sexually transmitted infections

(HealthDay)—Guidelines for the treatment of people with or at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been updated, according to a report published in the July 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

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