"New research reveals that the effects of PTSD can go beyond the mind -- and put women's hearts and brains at risk.
Post-traumatic stress disorder can wreak havoc on a person's ability to deal with small disturbances, such as a loud noise or an upsetting story in the news, and it can keep them from getting good sleep. In addition to these problems, and perhaps because of them, PTSD might also increase women's risk of heart attack and stroke, according to new research.
The researchers found that women who were exposed to a trauma and had at least four PTSD symptoms were 60% more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women who reported having no trauma." ... See MoreSee Less