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Schizophrenia- A Story Meant to be Painted

  This is a story about my Schizophrenia meant to be painted. The years after college   my father passed away on Jan. 2, 2007, due to natural causes and then my sister died the very next day in a car accident on her way to the funeral. I cannot express the pain and anguish that came […]

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9 ways to deal with #anxiety in 10 minutes or less According to the Mental Health Foundation, four to 10 per cent of people in England and the US will experience depression in their lifetime. The group also say that mental health problems like anxiety and depression have contributed to one fifth of days lost […]

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Can PTSD Be Prevented? Prolonged exposure or cognitive therapy seems very effective for patients who show PTSD symptoms soon after trauma.

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Life is a PTSD Event There’s a lot of talk these days about post-traumatic stress (PTSD) – veterans returning from war who can’t sleep because of nightmares, who feel vulnerable and on-edge just walking into a crowded McDonald’s. Or people who have been in terrible car accidents that make them now shiver while waiting at […]

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New Research Shows That We Control Our Forgetfulness, Could Impact On Depression, PTSD  Jul 2011 –  Have you heard the saying “You only remember what you want to remember”? Now there is evidence that it may well be correct. New research from Lund University in Sweden shows that we can train ourselves to forget things.

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  Women soldiers may be at greater risk for combat stress than their male counterparts and much less likely to endorse proven protective factors for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. Results of a large study that anonymously surveyed a cohort of National Guard troops before and after deployment to Iraq suggest military […]

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March 23, 2011 — Early administration of low-dose hydrocortisone in the emergency department may reduce the risk for subsequent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in adult patients with severe trauma and may be particularly effective in those without a history of mental health treatment, results from a small pilot study suggest.

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ScienceDaily (2011-02-23) — High blood levels of a hormone produced in response to stress are linked to post-traumatic stress disorder in women but not men, a study has found. The hormone, called PACAP is known to act throughout the body and the brain, modulating central nervous system activity, metabolism, blood pressure, pain sensitivity and immune […]

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Bret Stetka, MD; Richard H. Weisler, MD; Henry A. Nasrallah, MD; Harold Kudler, MD Posted: 02/10/2011 Since September 11th, 2001, roughly 2.2 million American service members have served in Iraq or Afghanistan. As a result, the Veteran’s Administration (VA) has seen 167,000 new cases of related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 195,000 cases of depressive conditions […]

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shootings What do the Arizona shootings and 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina or news of a plane crash have in common? All of them take over the news and all of them can cause younger children to wonder, “Is it safe, Mommy and Daddy?”  When they see or hear on the news of another terrorist attack […]

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