PTSD

Surprisingly, someone who has PTSD can actually exhibit the same unhealthy behaviors that are usually seen in a person with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or panic disorder. Can being exposed to a traumatic event make an anxiety disorder worse? This article will provide the answer to that question and more.

Anyone who has struggled with an anxiety disorder can tell you how difficult it is to cope. Things become even more serious when the anxiety leads to something else, like depression. When an anxiety disorder becomes too much to bear or is coupled with another illness, people may turn to drugs to escape. Learn how specialists treat people who suffer with anxiety and addiction.

Today, most people know what Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is and why it needs to be treated. But it's not as common to hear about Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), which is essentially a short-term version of PTSD. Treating ASD before it becomes full blown PTSD is important. Here's how researchers predicted who would develop the more serious illness.

Recently, public awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been on the rise. This anxiety disorder can affect anyone who lives through a a highly negative experience. This means our dedicated soldiers may be especially vulnerable to PTSD. Learn what workers in Elizabethtown, Kentucky are doing to help returning soldiers who struggle with PTSD.

Sometimes people with an anxiety disorder find that existing treatments just don't work for them. This is especially true for people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is typically treated with one of several well known drugs.Some people with the condition are reluctant to try methods that involve risky drugs. Read about new drugs that are being tested by the army for treating PTSD.

For many years, studies had indicated a possible relation between heart strokes and PTSD. However, recent research has conclusively stated that younger people who suffer from a heart attack fear more for their life, get uncomfortable even at slight discomforts, and develop acute symptoms of PTSD.

The arguments for and against the use of marijuana in treating PTSD exist at various levels. However, unless sufficient and concrete evidence is produced to suggest that it actually helps, it will remain a debate.

Patients suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often fear that a tragic event from the past will come back to haunt them. So they avoid crowds, travel, elevators, and basically everything that relates to a traumatic event from the past. However, with the right diagnosis, advice, and counselling, the patients can return to a completely normal life.

Do soldiers risk losing their new best friend? Service dogs are increasingly difficult to get onto military bases due to new regulations.

Persistent depression may require targeted and aggressive treatment. A new drug shown to alleviate such depression is being tested for its effectiveness on PTSD.
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