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PTSD May Have Put Hearts of 9/11 First Responders at Risk

Posted 10 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 – Working on clean-up crews after the 9/11 terrorist attack took a huge emotional toll on many first responders, and new research suggests that might have triggered heart trouble as well. Those who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) faced more than double the risk of a heart attack and stroke compared to those who worked on New York City's World Trade Center ...

Dogs May Help Soothe Vets With PTSD

Posted 12 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 – Service dogs may help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol in military veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study finds. For the study, researchers compared a group of veterans with PTSD who had a service dog to a group of veterans on the waitlist to receive one. "Our previous research suggests that the presence of a service dog reduced ...

PTSD May Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat

Posted 9 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 – For reasons that aren't yet clear, people who battle PTSD may also be at heightened risk for the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, researchers report. It's the first time a connection has been made between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and "A-fib," which typically arises with age and is the most common type of heart rhythm problem. A-fib can raise a ...

Strict Gun Laws Spare Young Lives: Study

Posted 6 May 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, May 5, 2018 – Fewer young Americans are killed by guns in states with stricter gun laws, a new study finds. "Injuries due to firearms are the nation's third-leading cause of pediatric death," said study author Dr. Monika Goyal. She is director of research in the division of emergency medicine and trauma services at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C. "Firearm ...

Ecstasy May Help Some PTSD Sufferers, but Safety Issues Remain

Posted 2 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 – People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might find some relief by using the popular party drug ecstasy, a small study suggests. Technically, this synthetic drug is called 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) and it alters mood and perception. When tried with 26 veterans and first responders with PTSD, it helped many of them, investigators found. ...

Wounded Combat Vets Face Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – U.S. war veterans who sustained severe combat wounds and have chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk for high blood pressure, a new study says. The study included nearly 3,900 military veterans who had been severely wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan from February 2002 to February 2011. Their average age when they were wounded was 26. More than ...

Wounded Combat Vets Face Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – U.S. war veterans who sustained severe combat wounds and have chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk for high blood pressure, a new study says. The study included nearly 3,900 military veterans who had been severely wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan from February 2002 to February 2011. Their average age when they were wounded was 26. More than ...

Wounded Combat Vets Face Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – U.S. war veterans who sustained severe combat wounds and have chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk for high blood pressure, a new study says. The study included nearly 3,900 military veterans who had been severely wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan from February 2002 to February 2011. Their average age when they were wounded was 26. More than ...

Dog Bites More Common for Anxious People

Posted 2 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 – Maybe there's some truth in the long-standing belief that dogs can sense fear in a human. According to a new British study, anxious people may be at increased risk for dog bites. The finding came from a survey of nearly 700 people in northern England, done by researchers from the University of Liverpool. As part of the study, participants were asked if they were ever ...

VA Health System Failing on Mental Health Care: Report

Posted 31 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 – Many U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars aren't getting needed mental health treatment for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or substance abuse, a national panel of experts says. Female vets may be at special risk of missing out on services, the report found. The survey found that about half of all veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan ...

Can Just 5 Therapy Sessions Work for Those With PTSD?

Posted 30 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 – A mere five sessions of specialized therapy could help people struggling from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. The findings could help address time constraints that sometimes prevent people from getting the treatment they need, the researchers noted. Exposure to physical or psychological trauma can cause PTSD. People with the condition may ...

Mom's Childhood Trauma May Affect Daughter, Too

Posted 29 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 – Mental illness caused by traumatic experiences in early childhood may be passed from mothers to their daughters, new research suggests. The study involved adults whose parents had been evacuated from Finland during World War II, when they were children. Many of the approximately 49,000 children evacuated from Finland from 1941 to 1945 were preschoolers. They were ...

Cancer Survivors Can Develop PTSD, Too

Posted 20 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 – People usually imagine post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as happening to war veterans or assault victims. But new research shows the trauma of a cancer scare often leaves survivors with the condition. Many may not want to admit how they feel, the study's lead author said. "Many cancer patients believe they need to adopt a 'warrior mentality,' and remain positive and ...

Helping Children Cope When a Mass Tragedy Strikes

Posted 7 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 6, 2017 – Mass slayings, like the church shooting in Texas Sunday that left at least 26 dead, are hard enough for adults to comprehend. For children, these tragedies can make the world seem like a terrifying place. In the wake of such bloodshed, a New Jersey family physician offers guidance to parents trying to help children manage their fears. Start by shielding your kids from the ...

Managing Anxiety

Posted 2 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 – A little bit of stress can motivate you, but too much might cause an anxiety disorder that can prevent you from living your life to the fullest. If you feel anxious on a daily basis, try making changes to your lifestyle to manage anxiety on your own. Exercise regularly to release the body's endorphins, natural feel-good chemicals. Set a goal of 30 minutes at least five ...

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