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Women Veterans Suffer from PTSD at Same Rate as Men

January 16, 2012 | 4:04 pm

Women Veterans Suffer from PTSD at Same Rate as Men

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The number of women in the military has doubled in the past decade. According to the Pentagon, about 10 percent of the 2.2 million troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have been women. These women are more likely to be in the line of fire than those serving in previous wars — and that […]

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Study May Lead to Better Understanding of Trauma-Related Stress

December 10, 2011 | 6:00 am

Study May Lead to Better Understanding of Trauma-Related Stress

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A new study may help identify individuals who are more vulnerable to stress disorders after traumatic events. The study, published in the December issues of Biological Psychiatry, looked at the level of a stress hormone called cortisol in 296 police recruits when they woke up and then 30 minutes later. Over several years, the study […]

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