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Breast Cancer Patients go Through PTSD

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Nearly a quarter of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients experience some symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Some of those symptoms include anxiety and difficulty sleeping.

Researchers found 1 in 4 woman met the criteria for PTSD during the first few months after the diagnosis.  Younger women and African-American and Asian women were most likely to develop the disorder.

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