Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone and can have a major impact on someone's life. Those suffering from the condition can have nightmares and flashbacks - what other signs are there and how is it treated? What is PTSD? PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by stressful, frightening or distressing events. The first cases of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were documented during the First World War, between 1914 and 1918. Soldiers developed 'shell shock' as a direct result of the harrowing conditions in the trenches, and the horrors they had to witness. Almost half of women who miscarry are thought to show signs of PTSD, while American doctors have now approved trials to treat PTSD with ecstasy. Some 12 in 100 Gulf War Veterans develop the illness, as do many British soldiers who have fought in Afghanistan and Iraq in recent years. People affected by the condition are often forced to relive a traumatic event from their past, through a series of nightmares … [Read more...] about How is PTSD treated, what are the signs of trauma and how was shell shock treated in WW1?
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There are not many times in Plymouth Argyle's history where the manager will have a win record like that of Derek Adams. The Pilgrims have won 70 of their 141 league matches since the Scot arrived at the club. In that time the side have drawn 41 games and lost just 30. What makes that record all the more remarkable is that they made the step up to League One for the 2017/18 season. To go into a division where you are nearer the bottom than the top in terms of resource and financial clout and to have a record of that standing is beyond impressive. Many questioned chairman James Brent when he handed Adams a four-year deal in 2016 but that has proved to be a stroke of genius. And with two years still left to run on that deal, Brent was keen to reward his manager for a season that surpassed expectation. When news broke that Adams had signed a new deal not many would have expected it to be for the length that it transpired to be for. The new deal lasts until 2023, very few managers in … [Read more...] about Adams’ new Argyle deal is a sign of intent that will help the club flourish
YOUR eczema could be a sign of a killer disease, new research suggests. Experts from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found patients with severe eczema were 70 per cent more likely to suffer heart failure than those without the condition. The study of more than two million people also found those with the itchy skin condition were 20 per cent more likely to suffer a stroke. They were also up to 50 per cent more likely to suffer other heart problems including angina, myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular death and up to 20 per cent more likely to suffer non-fatal heart disease. The risk was mainly for patients with severe eczema, including people on oral immunosuppressive drugs, those receiving phototherapy treatment for eczema or who were referred to dermatologists. Lead author Dr Sinead Langan, Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow at the school, said: "Increasing evidence suggests that severe eczema could be associated with a wider range of … [Read more...] about Your eczema could be an early warning sign of these killer conditions, experts warn
BARBARA WINDSOR has been battling Alzheimer’s for four years. Here are five symptoms that could show early signs of dementia. By Laura Mitchell / Published 10th May 2018 GETTY ALZHEIMER'S: Barbara Windsor was diagnosed with the disease in April 2014 Former Eastenders cast member Dame Barbara Windsor was diagnosed with the disease in April 2014.Most people will know that memory loss is a sign of the Alzheimer’s, but there are many other early warning signs you should look out for.Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting 62% of those diagnosed.It is estimated that around 85,000 people suffer with the terminal condition in the UK alone. And this is set to rise to more than one million cases by 2025, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.And while it is most common in people over 70, there are over 40,000 people under 65 with dementia in Britain. 10 early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's Memory loss that disrupts daily life … [Read more...] about Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s: Five early warning signs of dementia
Dog fur is great at keeping dogs protected in the cold, but in the warmer weather it can be a burden. Dogs, unlike humans, try to deal with heat by panting. They have some sweat glands in their footpads, but this only helps a little bit. When panting isn’t enough for them, their body temperature starts to rise and, if this isn’t brought back down, it can prove fatal. Remember, don’t leave your dog in the hot car or forget to leave them shady areas in your home. Here’s what to watch for and how to cool your dog down. Signs of heat stroke in dogs 1. Heavy Panting A dog’s main way to cool down is by panting, but how they pant can differ. When they’re in warmer weather dogs usually start with a slightly opened mouth light panting. As they get warmer it changes to fully open mouthed panting with a swollen tongue that hangs out to the side. If your dog is doing this, get them to a cool and shady spot straight away — somewhere with a fan or air … [Read more...] about How to spot the signs of heat stroke in your dog