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Monday, September 12, 2011

Birth Control Pills May Explain PTSD Syndrome Differences between the Sexes

Hopefully neither you or someone you love will ever have to deal with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), but I thought this article from EmaxHealth.com was worth sharing with you. A study done at the University of California-Irvine shows that women who are on birth control pills (which suppress hormones) remember traumatic events differently than women who are not on birth control pills. Women on the pill seem to remember the overall gist of the event more clearly, while those not on the pill seems to remember details more clearly. As someone who has dealt with PTSD (car accident) and who took birth control pills for less than a year in college (they messed with my vision)------I do know that the medical professionals were amazed at some of the strange details I remembered about the accident and the aftermath. Guess now I know why!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That makes so much sense! I was also in a car accident and I remember the strangest things about it! I was on birth control at that time and I can still very clearly recall that night. I thought it was strange until now! Thanks for sharing!