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As I have always had an interest in the medical field, the following are blogs that I have created that deal with some of the most common medical issues that people are diagnosed with.

Medical topics blog has information on 60 different medical conditions, 3 Specialized Procedures and 2 Miscellaneous Topics

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Cancer blog has information on 33 different types of cancer

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Insomnia

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has claimed the minds of thousands and has increased since the wars in Iraq, and Afghanistan and the attack on America on September 11, 2001.

When a person suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, the mind is often in chaos and sleeplessness is ongoing.

The person will experience night sweats, nightmares, headaches, anxiety, panic attacks, fear, overwhelming stress, nervous conditions, including insomnia and more when PTSD takes over.

When the mind is unable to find a resting place it overtime causes a person to suffer ongoing disturbances throughout the day hours and night hours.

PTSD and  Memory Loss

You probably know or have heard of cases where individuals who have gone through something severely traumatic and have memories associated with the traumatic event.

For instance, a victim of child abuse, someone who has experienced war, endured a terrifying accident, witnessed a violent death or suffered sexual abuse.

Such extreme trauma can have lasting effects on a person and have many symptoms associated with it, including amnesia, nightmares and panic attacks.

PTSD is defined as an acute and persistent anxiety disorder, which is a reaction to severe psychological trauma from the experience of grave physical danger or a threat to a person’s psychological integrity.

 Causes and Symptoms of PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a life-altering disorder. It can affect every aspect of an individual’s life.

This can include: their physical and psychological well-being, mental state, personal relationships, their job, or how they make a living can all be dramatically affected.

Though most people associate PTSD with military combat, there are many causes for this disorder.

Some of the other causes include serious or fatal auto accidents, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and any other type of situation that places a person’s life in serious danger.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD

PTSD is a disorder in which someone who has undergone serious stress, due to a major traumatic event that happened in his/her life, experiences psychological disturbances.

These can be ongoing or episodic.

The symptoms of can stay dormant and not surface for a prolonged period of time.

Developing a condition depends on the nature, severity, and duration of the trauma the person experienced. It also takes into account the events which happened after the trauma.

So how do you know if you are experiencing it?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder used to be called ‘shell shock. The condition was first recognized in soldiers returning from WW2 who had gone through shocking and overwhelming experiences at war.

Many of these soldiers had strong feelings of grief, anxiety, and anger that wouldn’t go away, they had flashbacks of horrific scenes and felt compelled to avoid anything associated with their traumatic experiences.

Since then, similar symptoms have been recorded in people who have never seen a battlefield, but who have nevertheless been through traumatic times, and doctors now know to look out for signs of ‘post-traumatic stress disorder’ that is a severe, ongoing reaction to psychological trauma.

Every day, there are many veterans that take their own lives, mostly because of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, affects one in five combat veterans.

Normally, soldiers and civilians alike believe that once a soldier returns from war, the fight is over and his or her life will return to normal.

Unfortunately for those veterans who suffer from PTSD, their condition becomes a new “normal”, one filled with anger, misery, nightmares, and horrific flashbacks to their time at war.

Many veterans are referred to the VA for treatment.

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