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News tag: PTSD


Genetic link found behind PTSD

12 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
With genetic research indicating the role our genes play in development of complex conditions, a new direction looks at identifying which genes are involved in developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, new research shows. After examining two hundred marines whose blood samples were taken before and after deployment, researchers have identified…


Women with psychological trauma have increased risk of diabetes

9 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Women with previous post-traumatic stress disorder episodes are exposed to nearly a doubled risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study unveils. Conducted by a team of researchers from Columbia University‚Äôs Mailman School of Public Health, the study was published in the journal Jama Psychiatry on…


Mini-strokes behind many stress disorder cases

3 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
While mini-strokes leave no lasting physical impact, they may increase the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. Close to one-third of the patients who experienced a mini-stroke, known as transient ischemich attack (TIA), developed multiple symptoms of PTSD such as depression, anxiety, and poor quality of…


EEG shows mechanism human brain uses to process fear

16 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
A recent research examined how fear affects the brain when people are exposed to threatening images. As approximately 8% of Americans suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at various moments of their life, it is important to understand how threat is processed by normal people as opposed to those…