As a cognitive educator and small business owner helping people suffering from ptsd, my knowledge and research came together last week when I learned that ptsd sufferers are 200 times more likely to develop physical disease and premature death. There is undisuted research that indicates this evidence. Of course if you visit the WRRC and paticipate in our introductions then you would think that I should have known the dangers of cortisol, adrenaline, and ACTH which is the hormone mixture that gives you incredible strength and speed for the fight or flight response to a life threatening stressor. Anyway too much of ACTH causes physical and neurological diseases associated with unmanaged stress. On that note i wantto invite you to take a deep breath and during the exhaled face say a comforting or relaxing word too yourself and watch the results.