November 22, 2009

Predicting PTSD (VIDEO)

As debate continues over whether PTSD caused the horrible Fort Hood shootings, one military experiment is aiming to understand why PTSD happens, and come up with a formula for predicting PTSD

PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, affects thousands of individuals who have suffered some sort of serious psycholofigical/mental trauma, which is most often veterans of a war but can also involve violent crime victims, those who suffered serious accidents and other trauma. It is a debilitating mentall illness that can permanently alter someone's mental health and affect the rest of their lives, especially if not identified and properly treated.

Hopefully this experiment can shed a little more light on how to give help to PTSD sufferers, and maybe in the long run lead to having less trauma in the world.

Predicting PTSD (VIDEO)

Mental health experts have started a military experiment to try to predict who's most at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. Understanding underlying triggers might help reduce the burden of those who return psychologically wounded - if they can get early help...

Predicting PTSD (VIDEO)

Posted at November 22, 2009 5:24 AM

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