Posts Tagged ‘organic disease’

Stress and Disease of Body Organs (2)

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Continuing on the theme of stress and disease of body organs,  a recent study*  of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from Hamburg, Germany  begins by citing research by others that war veterans with  PTSD have been shown to have more  illness of the heart, lungs, nerves and digestive system  than war veterans without PTSD.


Stress and Disease of Body Organs (1)

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

My usual focus is on the connection between stress and physical symptoms that are not explained by detectable disease.  However, there is also research showing a link between stress and diseases of body organs.  An earlier post (Adults who had Stress in Childhood (2)) reviewed results  from the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study led by Vincent Felitti and Robert Anda.