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Beyond the battlefield — PTSD can strike anyone

Categories: News  /  trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t just a wartime phenomenon. The leading cause, experts say, is motor vehicle accidents — which can happen to anyone. Symptoms, which usually begin within three months of a traumatic event but can surface years later in some cases, can interfere with the normal activities of life. Symptoms can include flashbacks, nightmares, avoiding reminders or feelings of the traumatic event, difficulty sleeping, angry outbursts, negative thoughts and loss of interest enjoyable activities. Dr. Christopher Wallace, a psychiatrist with University Medicine Associates — University Health System’s nonprofit physician practice group — said the faster someone can get help, …Read More >

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Having a stress-free holiday

Categories: News  /  Wellness

Not everyone looks forward to the holidays with the same joy and anticipation we shared as kids. For some, the demands and responsibilities of the season — be they shopping, baking, entertaining, travel or family time — can feel overwhelming. But there are ways to control stress and maintain your equilibrium during the holiday season, experts say. The first step is trying to manage expectations. Dr. Sally Taylor, senior vice president and chief of behavioral medicine at University Health System, offers these two pieces of holiday advice: “Give yourself a break and keep it simple.” Your holiday to-do list might seem endless, and …Read More >

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