Friday, August 21, 2009

Report: Women more likely to suffer from post traumatic stress

Dr. Carol S. North, a Texas psychiatrist and leading researcher on the mental health impact of disasters, said women also are more likely to suffer longer from the anxiety disorder, which can develop after an ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened.

"In the general population, (PTSD) is twice as common in women as men," she said. "Why, we don't know."

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has more.

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