Category: PTSD

Why Does Depression Make it Difficult to Function?

Originally found on talkspace.com Sometimes depression can sneak up on us, seeping into our lives without detection until it hits hard weeks, months, or even years later. Other times it shows up suddenly, like a heavy, wet blanket that has been thrown on top of us. Either way, one of depression’s hallmark features is our…

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Understanding Mental Health

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/154543.php Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing – it is all about how we think, feel, and behave. The term ‘mental health’ is sometimes used to mean an absence of a mental disorder. Mental health can affect daily life, relationships, and even physical health. Mental health also includes…

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Increase in diagnosed sleep disorders among US veterans

Originally found on https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160715112939.htm A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year period among U.S. veterans. The largest increases were identified in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other mental disorders, or combat experience. Results also show that the prevalence of PTSD tripled during the…

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