Post-traumatic stress disorder in women linked to food addiction

September 18, 2014 7:06 AM

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Post-traumatic stress disorder in women linked to food addiction

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects around 7.7 million adults in the US. It is an anxiety disorder that occurs after experiencing frightening or stressful events. Symptoms include continuous daunting thoughts or memories about the event, sleep problems, nervousness and feelings of numbness and detachment from others.

According to the research team, including Susan M. Mason, PhD, of the University of Minnesota, studies are increasingly linking PTSD to higher risk of obesity and its related diseases. Last year, for example, Medical News Today reported on a study by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Hea...

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