How Do You Know if You Have PTSD?

How Do You Know if You Have PTSD?

One of the most common questions related to post-traumatic stress disorder is “How do you know if you have PTSD?” It’s a question asked by police officers, soldiers, victims of physical assault, car accident survivors and more, tens of thousands of times every day. Members of the mental health profession have devised a set of 8 criteria that must be met to help determine if a person is suffering from PTSD. Below we’ll go through them one at a time.

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Can Chronic Pain Cause High Blood Pressure?

Can Chronic Pain Cause High Blood Pressure?

For people with chronic pain syndrome, pain is their daily reality. In some cases, there may have been a clear cause for the pain. In other cases, the cause may be a mystery. But either way, the pain persists and may continue to do so for weeks, months or years. Just to add a bit of insult to injury research is now suggesting that pain may actually contribute to hypertension – otherwise known as high blood pressure. But can that be? Can chronic pain cause high blood pressure? That’s what we’re here to find out.

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7 Signs You May Suffer from an Anxiety Disorder

7 Signs You May Suffer from an Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety is part of your body’s natural defense mechanism. In its ideal form, it’s a state of heightened awareness to danger and a precursor to either standing down, fleeing or fighting. Problems arise when anxiety becomes a chronic state; an end unto itself that often arises for irrational reasons. When that happens it’s considered an anxiety disorder. At some point, you may wind up asking yourself “Do I have anxiety?” Below, we’ll provide some tips to help you answer that question.

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