PTDS and Fatigue: A great article

Ever wonder why you are so tired all the time? Or get tired so easily?

I just read a great article about PTSD and fatigue. The post answers a lot of questions about the link between PTSD and fatigue and even goes a bit into the physiological reasons.

It also brought to my mind a few other questions that I will now have to research. For instance, how does the repeated exposure to traumatic/stressful situations, as with paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, effect cortisol production and its effects on the body? Do these first responders eventually develop a higher baseline? Or does cortisol production continuously spike and drop over and over? And how does this effect a person over the long-term – after retirement?

After more than 10 years away from the stress of a career as a first responder, it seems the fatigue should have subsided. But it has not – at least not completely.
Here is the link:


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