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AHA: Traumatic Childhood Could Increase Heart Disease Risk in Adulthood

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Children who grow up in distressing or traumatic environments are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke by the time they reach middle age, according to a new study. While previous…

PTSD Patients Do Best When They Choose Their Treatment

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) choose their own treatment -- be it medication or counseling -- they respond better, a new study finds. The study included 200 adult patients,…

PTSD May Have Put Hearts of 9/11 First Responders at Risk

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Working on clean-up crews after the 9/11 terrorist attack took a huge emotional toll on many first responders, and new research suggests that might have triggered heart trouble as well. Those who…

Dogs May Help Soothe Vets With PTSD

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Service dogs may help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol in military veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study finds. For the study, researchers compared a…

Ecstasy May Help Some PTSD Sufferers, but Safety Issues Remain

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might find some relief by using the popular party drug ecstasy, a small study suggests. Technically, this synthetic drug is called 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine…

Can Just 5 Therapy Sessions Work for Those With PTSD?

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A mere five sessions of specialized therapy could help people struggling from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. The findings could help address time constraints that sometimes…