Posts tagged with ‘PTSD’

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that is brought on by exposure to extreme physical harm or danger. Near-death experiences, torture or extreme bodily harm, disaster, physical or sexual assault, or psychological damage and affliction can all lead to PTSD. If PTSD is left untreated, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, panic disorder, or forms of depression may evolve.

Sleep Deprivation May Reduce Risk of PTSD

Sleep deprivation is a general term used to describe a lack of adequate restful sleep. When it occurs consistently or repeatedly, this lack of sleep can have a number of harmful health consequences, including mental confusion, the onset of hallucinations and disruptions in normal memory function. While sleep-related memory loss has detrimental effects in most circumstances, it may prove to be beneficial as a preventive treatment for the anxiety disorder called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the results of a study published in 2012 in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Full Story

Parents of Kids with Cancer and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

When a cancer diagnosis is given, it seems natural that stress levels would go up. Endless decisions about treatments and specialist choices, navigating normal life while enduring treatment, and possibly chronic pain, can all elevate stress for the patient.

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