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Kids Feel Mother Nature's Stress
The damage has only just begun. After Hurricane Isaac struck the coast this week, the destruction may also be hidden in the children.
Post-Traumatic, Post-Partum Syndrome?
If giving birth can feel like an intense physical battle for some women, then it may not be surprising that some women can experience post-traumatic stress symptoms following birth.
Is There A Better Way To Treat PTSD?
Traditional treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) involves hours in therapy and often trying different medications. Luckily, a new method of treatment may be able to help millions who suffer from PTSD.
Communal Healing
When tragedies strike that affect communities or the nation as a whole, it is important to take the time to care for mental health. Sometimes traumas can cause mental distress not only for those directly involved, but for widespread publics too.
The Migraine Treatment No One is Suggesting
Despite demonstrated evidence-based effectiveness, a new survey revealed that few migraine treatment specialists suggest that their patients try biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy or relaxation training.
Soldiers Deserve the Best Behavioral Care
As more and more troops return from conflicts overseas, more and more are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) here at home.
Unexpected Effects of an Accident
The physical and mental effects of a major accident can be life-changing. After a visit to the hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) many people suffer from stress, anxiety, and depression. In women, treatment can help.
The Science of Stress
Recent discoveries about the roles of cellular proteins and steroids in the brain may lead to new developments in the design of anti-depressants for depression and PTSD. Researchers isolate the chemicals in the brain that respond to stress. Findings may possibly pinpoint why some subjects show symptoms of mental illness, and others don’t after exposure to stress. Talk to your doctor if you’re experiencing depression or PTSD Dr. Oliver Berton PhD., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and a team of researc...
Increased Stress During Active Service
There are dramatic mental health implications for those actively serving in the armed services. Recent findings reveal army suicide rates have dramatically increased in recent years.
Life Lost in the Storm
Dawnene Harper often finds herself looking for something - a book, a photo album, a kitchen tool - before she remembers. "Oh, right," the New Orleans resident has to remind herself. "I don't have that anymore. I lost it in the storm."