PTSD Flashbacks

PTSD Flashbacks

Nearly eight million U.S. adults experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a serious mental ailment triggered by surviving a harrowing episode. Though its causes and effects are known, research is continuing to try and perfect medicine and other tools to control its symptoms. One such option is a drug called ketamine. WHAT IS PTSD? The U.S. Department of Veterans…

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PTSD Symptoms In Women

PTSD Symptoms In Women

Like other mental disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can hit anyone and should not be looked upon as a signal of weakness. Available statistics indicate that about eight million U.S. adults have PTSD each year. Thankfully, treatment options to manage the symptoms exist, including psychotherapy, self-help, and medicine like ketamine. WHAT IS PTSD? The Office on Women’s Health says: “After…

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How to Know if you Have Chronic Pain

How to Know if you Have Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is pain lasting longer than three months. It can be the trigger of other stressors, not just the pain itself. Think of lower back pain, avoiding things like treadmills at the gym, aerobic exercises, mowing the lawn, a to-do list at the office. You may have chronic pain if you or someone close to you notices psychological and emotional differences, anxiety, mood swings, eating syndromes, and other related troubles.

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Is Chronic Back Pain Curable?

Is Chronic Back Pain Curable?

Your back is an essential muscle, so don’t take it for granted. Carrying your body weight all day is a testament to its strength and flexibility, but if you don’t take care of it you may end up with temporary (acute) or chronic back pain. The spine, which runs from the base of your skull all the way down to your pelvis, is critical in protecting your back and how your nervous system functions.

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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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