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Easley, 55, says he is suffering from severe depression. Internal associations then arise and the client begins to process the memory and disturbing feelings. In fact, scientists now believe that PTSD is relatively common. Just as there are both psychological and physical aspects to PTSD, so there are both psychological and physical treatments for it. Computerized diagnosis is less accurate when done by patients (because they often lack insight). The research found a seven times greater risk of dementia among stroke survivors supplementing with calcium, compared to women with no stroke history or who did not supplement.

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