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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Information

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a term for certain psychological consequences of exposure to, or confrontation with, stressful experiences that the person experiences as highly traumatic. These experiences can involve actual or threatened death, serious physical injury, or a threat to physical and/or psychological integrity. It is occasionally called post-traumatic stress reaction to emphasize that it is a routine result of traumatic experience rather than a manifestation of a pre-existing psychological weakness on the part of the patient.

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Even with a normal baseline production of neurotransmitters and a normal receptor activity, chronic stressors or chronic pain can alter your brain's physiology, allowing major depression to develop. In other words, external events play a big role in your mood; it is certainly not all about genetics. For example, if your environment is stressful ... Read More »
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For most adolescents, high school can be a time of new experiences and plenty of change. Evidently, as graduation approaches, it can also be a season of extreme stress. A recent survey of more than 150,000 students nationwide revealed that a high number of students are beginning college having felt depressed and overwhelmed during the previous ... Read More »

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