Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, occurs after a traumatic event, causing significant distress to patients. This article looks at some of the physical and psychological symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.
Post traumatic stress disorder and domestic violence are interconnected. Domestic violence can lead to post traumatic stress disorder. In some cases, patients can resort to domestic violence. Here, we’ll explore the connection between post traumatic stress disorder and domestic violence.
In 2010, an estimated 13,140 people will die from a brain tumor, according to the National Cancer Institute. But what are the brain tumor survival statistics? Learn about the rates of survival in these types of brain tumors: meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas, ependymomas and glioblastoma multiforme.
A cancer of the white blood cells, leukemia causes a large amount of abnormal white blood cells to be made in the bone marrow. Leukemia makes up around 25 percent of childhood cancers, according to KidsHealth from Nemours. Learn about the symptoms of leukemia in children.
While many patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) take medication, other non-pharmacological options exist. Learn about ADHD and counseling: the types of counseling and the benefits they offer.
Two types of personality disorders, avoidant personality disorder and schizoid personality disorder affect behavior, causing issues with relationships. While these two personality disorders share some features, they are distinct disorders. Learn about avoidant personality disorder vs. schizoid.
While they tend to be quiet about their symptoms, men do suffer from depression. Their symptoms differ from women and they may cope with their problems in other ways, such as with alcohol. Learn about the symptoms of depression in men.
Patients with attention deficit disorder have symptoms that affect their ability to pay attention and they may also have problems controlling their behavior. These issues can increase the frequency of risk behaviors. Learn about the risk behaviors of attention deficit disorder in this article.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) results in attention and behavior problems. While doctors are not sure what causes ADHD, several theories exist, such as pesticides. Learn about the pesticides linked to ADHD.
A person who is manic depressive, also called bipolar disorder, experiences symptoms of depression and mania. These changes in mood may result from altered levels of neurotransmitters in the patient’s brain. We’ll define manic depressive brain chemistry and the neurotransmitters involved.
Some attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) patients may continue to have symptoms into adulthood. But if left untreated, adult ADHD may lead to problems. Learn about the side effects of not getting treatment for ADHD as an adult.
Located near the optic nerves and pituitary glands, a craniopharyngioma may cause headaches, altered vision or endocrine problems. But does it affect behavior? Learn about the behavioral problems of adult craniopharyngioma patients.
When a person has congestive heart failure, her heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of her body. But what causes congestive heart failure? Learn about the different causes of congestive heart failure and how they affect the heart’s function.
Heart attacks are serious concerns for women. About 50 percent of heart attack deaths are women, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. But the symptoms that a woman may have can be different from “traditional” signs. Knowing the differences can help save a life.
Girls with ADHD have problems with paying attention, but can also have issues interacting with their peers. Learn about how girls with ADHD struggle socially and the different ways that they can be helped.
The National Institute of Mental Health states that about 40 million adults in the United States have an anxiety disorder, including specific phobias, social phobia and agoraphobia. But what is a phobia? It is more than just a fear — it is excessive or unreasonable, interfering in patients’ lives.
Caused by a traumatizing experience, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects both adults and children. PTSD in children can cause changes in behavior and emotions that can interfere in patients’ lives.
Caused by a traumatic event, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can cause patients to become emotional aroused or emotional numb. During these emotional states, patients can have physical symptoms. Learn about PTSD and the physical symptoms.
A mood disorder that affects both emotions and behavior, depression can occur in both men and women. But clinical depression is more likely among women. Find out how certain factors and the presentation of symptoms contribute to this difference.