Post-Traumatic Stress News
See the latest news and information about PTSD and related issues that's reported in the medical and scientific literature.
Researchers and medical professionals have long recognized that adults that experience trauma can develop a variety of symptoms including flashbacks, intrusive memories, nightmares, and emotional numbing. They may also experience impairment in occupational performance, social confidence, and competency. These symptoms and reactions to trauma are defined in the DSM-IV as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is only recently that research has turned to the issue of PTSD and children.
Scientists have previously observed the presence of post-traumatic stress in patients with whiplash. But a new study suggests that post-traumatic stress may actually worsen muscle degeneration associated with whiplash.