Numerous studies show that repeat deployments are a risk factor for post traumatic stress disorder among war veterans. PTSD and traumatic brain injuries can affect a person’s self control and even increase anger or hostility but the connection between PTSD and violent behavior does not appear to be strong, according to a recent news article.
Your life experiences could be an indicator as to the health of your heart. An article in Science News shares information about a study that found a link between traumatic events in a person’s life to cardiovascular health.
Bette Davis was famously quoted for saying old age isn’t for sissies, but experts say according to contrary belief, the elderly do not experience depression as often as younger people do. Many of us assume that with multiplying health issues and losing loved ones elderly people sometimes become depressed.
Depression is increasing in industrialized countries, and no one is sure why. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in 10 American adults is suffering from depression; in Great Britain, government estimates are as high as one in six. This is roughly triple the rates that occurred in 1992.
If you are what you eat, then consumers of Happy Meals should be doing great. Nevertheless, a team of Spanish researchers say that eating convenience food is more likely a sign of possible depression than the reverse.
New research may offer some insight into how individuals deal with depression, especially when they are predisposed to the mental illness, according to a news article.
A recent study in Finland found that people who live alone tend to take more prescriptions for antidepressants than those who live with others. This study, linking living alone with depression, has raised multiple questions that may spur more research on this new link.
Understanding the relationship between negative mood regulation, post traumatic stress disorder, childhood trauma and adult trauma was the topic of a recent medical article. A recent study at the Center for Healthcare Evaluation in California took on the task to correlate the different traumas and conditions so that clinicians can better treat their patients.
The passing of years sometimes does not erase the emotional impact of war’s cruel realities. Seeing your friend and fellow soldier suffer injury or possibly die can lead to seemingly endless rounds of self-questioning and doubt. Thoughts about how the tragedy might have been averted and wondering what could have been done differently haunt survivors…
Bipolar Disorder changes a person’s mood from one extreme to another, sometimes within a matter of minutes. Moods may quickly swing from depression to elation. Doctors prescribe medications to help ease the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder, but researchers have also found that certain foods can both help and hinder the effects of the mood disorder.…