Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Military Veterans: When Two Problems Collide

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur as a result of experiencing a traumatic event. The symptoms of PTSD may include being constantly on-edge, frequently having a short temper, reliving the traumatic event through flashbacks or bad dreams, avoiding things related to the traumatic event, or losing interest in previously enjoyable activities. In people with PTSD, these symptoms last for more than a few weeks and become disruptive to the person’s daily living.

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Health Risks of Not Enough Sleep: Why Z’s Matter!

How often do you get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling totally rested? It’s increasingly hard to disconnect from work and technology, and it just seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, sleep rarely makes our “to-do” list.

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Seroquel, Abilify, Zyprexa, and Risperdal: Widely Used but with Dangerous Side Effects

For patients who suffer from depression or anxiety, it’s hard to know which medication is best. It seems everyday a new “wonder drug” is introduced, often costing 10 or 20 times as much as older medications. Things become even more confusing when doctors prescribe medications “off label.” One example is Seroquel. Not approved to specifically treat depression or anxiety, of what kinds of dangers should one be aware?

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Is Belsomra a Magic Sleep Pill? Or a Dangerous One?

Most of us have experienced sleepless nights that leave us so tired and miserable the next day that we’ll try almost anything that claims to be helpful. The newest sleep medication, called Belsomra, claims to be just the answer. But, the truth is that Belsomra doesn’t actually improve your sleep that much.

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