The army is still inefficient in dealing with soldiers' mental illnesses, specifically PTSD despite doubling the number of health professionals.
Researchers found that women with breast cancer have a risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder.
Although, witnessing trauma during combat can trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in many men serving in war, current research shows that these men may already be vulnerable to the disorder due to childhood abuse of family history of drug use.
A new study has revealed that about 20 percent of those who undergo low back fusion surgery develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, associated with that surgery. The Oregon Health & Science University study is published in the journal Spine. Previous studies have revealed PTSD symptoms in cases when patients undergo some sort of trauma, cancer and organ transplant, etc. However, this is the first study to have pointed out such symptoms in patients who undergo an elective medical procedure.
The Journal of Traumatic Stress found that 47 percent Of Veterans who fought in Iraq had had suicidal thoughts before seeking treatment and 3 percent had attempted to kill themselves. Many more have succeeded.
While experts have made previous connections between alcohol and nervous or erratic behavior, they now find that alcohol consumption actually rewires brain activity, making it hard for alcoholics to recover psychologically from traumatic experiences.