Tag Archives: PTSD

This Is What Your Brain Looks Like with PTSD

alexkich/Shutterstock Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is distressingly common: The nonprofit organization PTSD United notes that “70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives.” And the condition seems to bring about permanent changes in how the brain functions, say researchers. PTSD is… Read More »

A skin test after a traumatic event may identify those at risk of PTSD

Some people develop PTSD after a traumatic experienceMuchlis Akbar/EyeEm/Getty By Clare Wilson Only some people who go through a traumatic event get post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but for those who do, the condition can be devastating. A quick skin test could help spot those most at risk so they can be given support earlier. People with PTSD can… Read More »

Domestic Violence Awareness: 7 signs you may be suffering from PTSD and how to get help

It may happen once or it could take place over the course of several years, but  the psychological impacts can last a lifetime. Domestic violence is a reality for more than 12 million men and women in the United States annually, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. This translates to about 24 people every… Read More »