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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Virtually any trauma, defined as an event that is life-threatening or that severely compromises the emotional well-being of an individual or causes intense fear, may cause PTSD. Such events often include either experiencing or witnessing a severe accident or physical injury, receiving a life-threatening medical diagnosis, being …

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PTSD At A Glance

PTSD At A Glance•Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an emotional illness that was first formally diagnosed in soldiers and war veterans and is usually caused by terribly frightening, life-threatening, or otherwise highly unsafe experiences but can also be caused by devastating life events like unemployment or divorce.•PTSD symptom types include …

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How is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) treated

How is PTSD treated? Treatments for PTSD usually include psychological and medical treatments. Providing information about the illness, helping the individual manage the trauma by talking about it directly, teaching the person ways to manage symptoms of PTSD, and exploration and modification of inaccurate ways of thinking about the trauma …

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Chronic Pain and Depression

Living with chronic pain should be enough of a burden for anybody. But pile on depression — one of the most common problems faced by people with chronic pain — and that burden gets even heavier. Depression can magnify pain, and make it harder to cope. The good news is …

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Doctors Unaware of Many Patient Side Effects

Doctors Unaware of Many Patient Side EffectsBothersome side effects are one reason people with depression stop taking their depression medications prematurely. Working with your doctor may help reduce these problems. But according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, psychiatrists may not be aware of most …

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Chocolate and Depression: What’s the Connection

Chocolate and Depression: What’s the Connection? Who doesn’t love a bit of decadent chocolate every now and again? But could we be overdoing it? Well, the most recent study on the subject has found that people with depression symptoms consume 56% more servings of chocolate candy in a month than …

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Girls at Risk for Depression Respond Less to Reward

Girls at Risk for Depression Respond Less to RewardGirls whose mothers suffer from depression appear to have impairments in the processing of reward and loss, which might predict future depression, suggests a new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.Brain images revealed patterns of activation that indicate significant variations …

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Antismoking Drug Not Linked to Risk of Self-harm or Depression

Antismoking Drug Not Linked to Risk of Self-harm or DepressionDespite previous reports linking the antismoking drug Chantix® (varenicline) to suicide, suicidal thoughts, and depression, a new study published in the British Medical Journal shows that, if such a risk exists, it is likely to be very small. Last July, the …

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Acupuncture and pregnancy

 Acupuncture and pregnancy Acupuncture that’s specific for depression may benefit some pregnant women with the mood disorder, suggests a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. In the 8-week study, depression-specific acupuncture—based on traditional Chinese medicine—outperformed traditional acupuncture and Swedish massage in reducing the severity of depression symptoms. The special …

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