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Common Stress Within Armed Service Members

A new flexible patch developed by the University of Massachusetts could track stress and fatigue among members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The technology is similar to that many professional and amateur athletes use to track heart rates and calories burned during workouts. But instead of tracking a relatively short-term workout, the patch designed by UMass …

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Help With Anger Key to Preventing PTSD After a Natural Disaster

PTSD is a serious mental health condition more commonly associated with sources of emotional and physical trauma such as combat and sexual assault. However, it is also a reaction that can occur after someone survives or witnesses a natural disaster. Natural disasters are often unpredictable and can cause widespread destruction, leaving survivors feeling helpless and …

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For PTSD Sufferers, Emotional Content of Memories Separates From Context

People affected by post-traumatic stress disorder become susceptible to reliving trauma exposure when emotions associated with that trauma lose the factual context that places them in a rational framework, a new study by a team of Spanish and Brazilian researchers has found. Scientists have long sought to understand why and how this unwanted memory recurrence occurs in …

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7 Signs Your Parent has a Narcissistic Personality Disorder

If you feel like one or both of your parents aren’t supportive—or worse, abusive—you might be wondering if they have a narcissistic personality disorder and need mental health treatment.Someone with narcissistic personality disorder generally has to seek help before they can get diagnosed. But sometimes, someone with narcissistic tendencies won’t think there’s anything wrong and …

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The Complex Nature of Trauma Treatment

What we experience early in life can influence our future responses. A psychologically traumatic event from your past may impact how you think, feel, and behave today. That’s how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops. While addiction is an illness of the brain, PTSD is more of an injury to the brain—something from the outside that …

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With PTSD, Not All Trauma Is Caused By War

If you were to ask someone to name a group of people who experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the answer would most likely be war veterans. And while it’s true that veterans are at substantial risk for PTSD, war is not the only cause.

Brain Imaging Helps Separate PTSD From Traumatic Brain Injury

A new study has shown that brain scans could help doctors distinguish between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in patients suffering from symptoms that are characteristic of both conditions. Both PTSD and TBI can occur during traumatic incidents and can result in debilitating, life-changing symptoms. It isn’t always easy to tell …

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