They looked at whether a chemical change (methylation) in the function of the SKA2 gene measured in blood predicted the thickness of brain cortex (a measure of neuronal health) and psychological symptoms, specifically PTSD
To hand out Purple Hearts for PTSD
would cheapen what our first president meant the medal to represent.
In deciding whether to rely upon psychosocial or pharmacologic interventions, or a combination of the two, to help shift PTSD
from a debilitating condition into a manageable, chronic one, it is important to understand PTSD
as a brain disease.
Many people have some stress-related symptoms after a trauma, but if the symptoms don't go away over time or disrupt your life, the diagnosis could be PTSD
The authors assert that the construct of spirituality contains several smaller factors that affect whether spirituality helps or hinders the individual's PTSD
Research has shown that PTSD
has a deleterious impact on Veteran life quality, as Veterans with PTSD
report increased rates of unemployment due to disability , decreased social  and occupation-related functioning , and lower life satisfaction .
For example, some women develop PTSD
after childbirth when they have been afraid for their own or their baby's safety.
is made up of four types of symptoms: RE?
The number of veterans of all eras who sought care for PTSD
from the VA more than doubled from 2003 to 2012--from approximately 190,000 veterans (4.
Recently, however, investigators at Emory University observed that individuals diagnosed with PTSD
, and who happened to also be treated with ARBs or ACE inhibitors, exhibited fewer PTSD
of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and colleagues hypothesized that a prolonged exposure program modified for adolescents (prolonged exposure-A) would be superior to supportive counseling in reducing interviewer-assessed PTSD
severity, rate of PTSD
diagnosis, self-reported PTSD
severity and depression, and improving general functioning.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health website, individuals with PTSD
typically display three types of symptoms: (3)