PTSD May Harm Health of Romantic Partners

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For those of you who struggle with PTSD, you may be wondering whether you should seek treatment or not.

The findings of recent research may convince you to do so, if not for your own sake than for your partner’s.

Researchers from the University of Utah have reason to believe that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may adversely affect the health of both partners in a relationship.

The college’s study showed that both partners in a relationship suffer negative health effects if one of them has PTSD. The PTSD-affected couples had higher blood pressure and displayed other health issues that could put them at a higher risk for heart problems. Health couples who participated in the study showed less physical and emotional stress.

PTSD can have noticeable effects on the way you feel, think, and behave. The changes it brings about sometimes make it difficult for loved ones to understand your struggle.

You can read more about the PTSD study at the link here:

http://www.thespectrum.com/viewart/20130317/NEWS/303170002/Researchers-find-PTSD-can-affect-spouses-health-too

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