Heart disease is a serious condition that requires lots of care. Especially if the disease manifests itself in a related condition like a stroke, other people may have to step in to take care of the individual. Parental caregiving can go two ways – either the parent takes care of their child, or the child must take care of the parent. Both of these are common scenarios, especially for serious conditions like heart disease.
New research published in the journal Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that women who experience heightened symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are 60 percent more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women who have never experienced trauma. The Study: Study Background: "Psychological…