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The Prevalence of PTSD in Teens
By now, bullying and cyberbullying are on many parents' minds. But just how common are these problems among teens?
Got Insomnia? Change the Way You Think
If insomnia is keeping you up at night, you may want to change how you think.
Trauma Tough on Women’s Hearts
Traumatic events — such as assault and natural disasters — may exact more than just an emotional toll on many women.
How PTSD Might Affect Physical Health
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder, but it may also have an effect on physical health.
How Breast Cancer Might Affect Your Brain
The breast is a long way from the brain, but now it seems a breast cancer diagnosis might affect patients’ ability to think.
When Mental Health Affects Physical Health
Women who survive traumatic events may have to fight yet another enemy: an increased risk of diabetes. A healthy diet and overall lifestyle may lower that risk.
PTSD May Raise Risk of Premature Birth
Premature birth can lead to serious health consequences for newborns. And new research shows that the mother's mental health status may raise the risk of early delivery.
Mini-Stroke May Lead to PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition often associated with war survivors. People who have had mini-strokes, however, may also live with PTSD.
Food Addiction May Be Tied to PTSD
Many patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have difficulty coping with the anxiety and stress they may feel. This could lead some to turn to overeating to ease their pain.
Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health
Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.