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“Is exercise one of the missing links to mental wellness?”

 

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Buchenwald Ohrdruf Survivors 45049 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This April 2, 2014 Philadelphia Daily News article found on the Philly.com website talks about not just the role that exercise can play in helping to reduce stress, but also includes some information about studies that have shown that there is an increased risk of PTSD among the children and grand children of Holocaust Survivors regardless of the amount of stress they are exposed to.  The thinking is that this observation may also hold true for the mental health of people in the African-American Community who are descendants of slaves.

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“What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?”

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This January 12, 2012 Healthy Place blog post offers an introduction to what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is and includes a little about what is seen in children, the public, and the military.

“College Drinking May Aggravate PTSD Symptoms”

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English: Brain structures involved in dealing with stress and fear. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This January 31, 2014 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about the effect college drinking can have on people with symptoms of PTSD

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“PTSD Might Lead to Sizable Weight Gain in Women”

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This November 20, 2013 HealthDay article found on the Philly.com website talks about the possible links in weight gain in women diagnosed with PTSD.

“Changing the rules of PTSD”

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This November 13, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about changes in the diagnostic criteria of PTSD as found in the DSM-5 and how this criteria compares to what was found in the earlier DSM-4

“The Importance of Emotional Regulation in PTSD Recovery”

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U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Sports Program – Team Roping – 10 May 2008 – Las Cruces – New Mexico – FMWRC (Photo credit: familymwr)

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This February 20, 2013 post on the Healthy Place website talks about emotional regulation and PTSD, it offers some ideas on how to gain control over this problem.

“A place for healing: Lourdes opens PTSD unit”

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This December 8, 2012 article on the Phillyburbs website talks about a new facility for helping active duty military members who have PTSD.

 

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