Anger May Escalate Rapidly In Veterans With PTSD And Depression

HealthDay (5/23, Dotinga) reported that anger often appears to escalate rapidly “in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when they’re depressed,” according to a study published earlier this month in the journal Psychological Trauma: Theory Research, Practice and Policy. After examining “the mental-health records of almost 2,100 soldiers – mostly men – who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and later sought treatment,” researchers found that “those who showed signs of depression and PTSD had higher levels of anger and believed they were more likely to hurt themselves.” Nearly three-fourths “of those with signs of PTSD also appeared to suffer from depression,” the study found.

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— “Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study,” Randy Dotinga, HealthDay, May 22, 2015.

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