Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a problem that America has become much more familiar with as a decade-long war returns veterans with life-altering images trapped in their minds. Researchers are beginning to make more breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of the debilitating condition, which can lead to suicide.
According to a recent article, many veterans who have returned from serving time in Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from post- traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. This has become a signature ailment for both overseas conflicts and has hampered many vets from re-entering society and getting back to work.
The summer of 2012 may be remembered as one of drought but it could also be remembered as one of violence. There were school shootings, shootings at the workplace, a movie theatre became a scene of terror and even a downtown street erupted with bullets before the month of August came to a close. For [...]
People who have experienced traumatic, stressful events are more likely to have elevated levels of inflammatory markers in their bloodstreams, according to a new study from the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University of California in San Francisco.