Females in Combat
Your Health and PTSDResearch suggests that a relationship exists between exposure to traumatic events (such as war, crime, or natural disaster), experiencing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and problems with physical health. Health problems associated with PTSD may involve a variety of bodily systems, including the cardiovascular, neurological, and gastrointestinal systems.
PTSD may promote poor health through a complex interaction between biological and psychological mechanisms. Study of these mechanisms is in progress at the National Center for PTSD and at other laboratories around the world. Current thinking is that the experience of trauma brings about neurochemical changes in the brain. These changes may have biological effects on health, such as:
Neurochemical changes associated with trauma exposure and PTSD also may have psychological and behavioral effects that can further impair (Mental) physical health, such as:
Studies of patients seeking physical health care show that many have been exposed to trauma and experience post-traumatic stress, but have not received appropriate mental health care. Recent evidence suggests that timely brief psychological assistance can prevent or greatly reduce the severity of PTSD. This page on the details of PTSD will supply a very good discussion on the mental and disassociation cased by trauma!
Three new disorders has recently added to disorders caused by agent orange, they are:In Depth information can be found here.. A new study is showing an increase health problems, [%] percentage wise, as post-deployment time increases. A higher number of personnel report health worsens over time. As a Brigade Returns Safe, Some Meet New Enemies
New Study: PTSD rates higher for troops who kill!Here is Healthy Elementz Roswell, Ga area interesting web site, at least for me. Take a look!
During the study and looking for health care and PTSD, I found an article dealing with health concerns and the Persian Gulf War (1991) veterans that I felt they should know about.
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