Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health disorder triggered by particularly distressing life events. One in 10 people will experience it, according to PTSD UK. The anxiety disorder can be triggered by serious road accidents, prolonged sexual or physical abuse, military combat, traumatic childbirth and being caught up in natural disasters. Sufferers will.. read more →

Increased stress can cause changes in brain’s reward centre, which may then lead to a rise in alcohol consumption, a study, with implications to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has found. In the study, researchers used a rat model to explore the relationship between stress signaling and addictive substance use. Rodents that had been exposed to.. read more →

For men, confronting the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may not come naturally. Many are unaccustomed to showing vulnerability or weakness, making it tough to open up and seek treatment.    What’s more, men can often be “fixers,” thinking there’s not a problem they can’t solve. But when it comes to PTSD, many men are.. read more →