From the spectacular blue sky, a pale-pink shirt cuff flutters down next to Sarah Bunting. She watches as it drops to the pavement and tries to compose her thoughts. But her thoughts will not be composed.personal loss on 9/11 in order to have been traumatized by the attack. In the two-month aftermath, post-traumatic stress (PTS) symptoms were reported by fully 17 percent of the U.S. population outside New York. Even six years later, nearly one in four passersby, witnesses like Sarah, still suffered from PTS symptoms—a ratio even higher, amazingly, than that for first responders, according to a study conducted by the World Trade Center Health Registry.accident, or a crime—your risk for PTSD may be higher than previously imagined. The question is: What can you do about it?Sometimes the trauma leaks out in nightmares, a classic symptom of PTSD (see "Internal Injuries," at right, for other signs). While ordinary nightmares often have bizarre, fantasy-like content, PTSD … [Read more...] about How to Manage Post-Traumatic Stress
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(Natural News) The war on humanity continues unabated in Texas, where over one million acres of land are being carpet-bombed with the aerial spraying of neurotoxic chemicals in an effort to kill mosquitoes. Texas authorities are openly lying to citizens, claiming these poisons are magically not poisons at all when they come into contact with humans. Even more alarmingly, Texas authorities are urging their citizens to use other toxic chemicals on their skin — chemicals that are part of a binary weapon system that causes Alzheimer’s and dementia by incurring permanent brain damage (see the science, below).“U.S. Air Force C-130 cargo planes began spraying insecticides over three eastern Texas counties over the weekend and will expand to other areas over the next two weeks, officials from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said,” reports Reuters. “About 1.85 million acres have been treated as of Tuesday, according to the department.”In … [Read more...] about Texas carpet bombs its own hurricane-traumatized victims with neurological poisons sprayed from military planes
Traumatic brain injury in a serious health concern, especially among children and adolescents. New research uncovers the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury on children. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any injury to the head that interferes with the normal functioning of the brain. This can be a violent blow or bump, which can result in a sudden jolt, or a penetrating injury that pierces the skull and the brain tissue. TBIs can range from mild (commonly known as a concussion) to severe, potentially resulting in unconsciousness or memory loss. Children participating in school sports have a particularly high risk of experiencing TBI. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that in 2009, almost 250,000 children and adolescents aged 19 and younger received treatment for sports and recreation-related TBIs and concussions. The CDC also note that between 2001 and 2009, the number of people under 19 years old diagnosed with sports and recreation-related … [Read more...] about What are the effects of traumatic brain injury in children?
People who experience chronic stress due to bullying or a tough job also run a higher risk of memory loss, according to a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Previous studies have connected chronic stress with long-term anxiety. Researchers led by Jonathan Godbout, associate professor of neuroscience at Ohio State University, investigated the relationship between prolonged stress and short-term memory loss in mice. Ultimately, the researchers hope the findings will help people who live with ongoing stress. The team had mice get used to a maze with an escape hole. They then exposed the mice to repeat visits from a larger, aggressive intruder mouse. Mice that repeatedly had to confront the intruder found it harder to remember the location of the escape hole, whereas the mice that were not stressed were able to find it. The problems resolved within 28 days, but until then, the mice showed evidence of social avoidance, a measure of depressive behavior. The … [Read more...] about Chronic stress leads to brain inflammation and memory loss
Men and women are different in many ways, and researchers have found one more difference to add to the list. It appears that females are more vulnerable to “post- traumatic stress disorder” or PTSD for short. PTSD is an emotional/psychological reaction to an extremely stressful or traumatic event. Examples of a triggering event include physical assault, a serious car accident, a natural disaster (such as a tornado or tsunami), an animal attack, child abuse, rape, witnessing other people being injured or killed, etc. People in certain occupations, such as police, firefighters, military staff, and paramedics, are more likely to experience PTSD than others are, due to obvious reasons. PTSD can take over a person’s life. The intrusive symptoms include sleep problems, nightmares, lack of interest in food, irritability, feeling of numbness or detachment, loss of memory, a tendency to be jumpy, flashbacks, depression, and anxiety. Usually lasting several … [Read more...] about Females 50% More Likely to Suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder