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San antonio stressed out rats help with PTSD

San Antonio scientist are testing lab rats to help treat a condition called post traumatic stress disorder. They believe that they can find new ways to treat it maybe find a cure. In fact, lets learn what PTSD is all about and how we can find the real cure.

Every troop that goes to war is effected by stress and thousands of them get a more serious condition called post traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. This effect their sleep and causes some them to do physical harm to themselves and others. PTSD is on the rise and its times that people should start seeking out alternative way to treating this condition.

What is PTSD?

PTSD is a condition of stress that is usually braught upon by trauma to the point that it overwhelms someones abillity to deal with it. Thus, ther personality becomes so altered that they lose the abillity to manage their stress. In some instances they relive that terrifying moment though out their life.

This usually leads to lost of sleep and constant nightmares. Furthermore, they also lose their social skills and the ability to communicate with others.

As of now they are testing on lab rats to solve this problem. They set up various test using cheerios and other methods to stress out the rats and see how they react to a stressful environment. Some of the rats have reported to cope with the stress and get around the obstacles. However, in some of the rats they saw signs of PTSD.

The rats reactions mirror those of humans, and scientist look at the their brains to solve the problems. The root cause of PTSD is enhanced fear, which is just another form of stress.

Just to note this is a million dollar funded program from the department of defense.

Whats are ways to help people with PTSD?

The best way to help anyone that is dealing with allot of stress is to have them talk about it and let it all out in the open. Another way is though meditation and to reflect upon one's self.

Qigong is a excellent way to deal with any kind of stress because you eliminate the problem at the source instead of just treating the symptoms. By learning qigong you will be able to control your stress and eliminate anxiety completely.

Rats are not people and I don't beleive we will find the answers to cure PTSD through them. Qigong is just one solution but it might be the most effective one.

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