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Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Prolonged exposure therapy, also known as PE therapy, is the term for a form of psychotherapy that purposefully exposes the individual to situations that trigger debilitating or dysfunctional stress reactions. This exposure is intended to help a person overcome damaging reactions and develop a new ability to cope with the effects of stress. Current evidence […]

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New Perspective on the Effectiveness of Current Treatments for PTSD

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a medically serious form of anxiety that can occur in the weeks following exposure to a range of traumatic and/or life-threatening events and situations. According to figures compiled by the National Center for PTSD, roughly 6 to 7 percent of all Americans will develop the disorder during either childhood or […]

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Symptoms, Medications for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that has received a great deal of media attention over recent years due to the growing number of former combat veterans diagnosed with it. As a group, soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed in record numbers. Military service or exposure to war, violence, […]

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Army Reports Flaws in Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Anyone who experiences something traumatic, such as abuse, sexual assault, the death of a loved one, is susceptible to the devastating mental disorder called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. It is particularly prevalent among veterans who have been overseas. Many of the things they see, do, and experience are traumatic, leaving them vulnerable to the […]

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PTSD Patients With Stroke History May Resist Medication Regimen

The presence of a mental disorder can make treatment for any physical health concern more challenging. However, with a new focus on treating the whole person, physicians are careful to ascertain whether mental disorders exist through screenings of patients.

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Smartphone App Used in Treating Armed Forces with PTSD

Technology is changing the face of medicine as we know it. The trend toward everything wireless is inspiring all sorts of Smartphone apps and tablet programs aimed at meeting the new communication needs of today’s tech-savvy consumer. The field of behavioral health is following suit.

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Israeli Researchers Attempt to “Inoculate” IDF Soldiers Against the Trauma of Battle

Scientists are working with Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) to try a new treatment for PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is an anxiety disorder affecting soldiers after their traumatic experiences in war zones.

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Art Therapy for PTSD

For some who have suffered trauma, there aren’t enough words to explain their post-traumatic emotions. Sometimes those words are imprisoned within their unconscious, restricting them from verbalizing their emotions.

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Tips for Living with PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a serious condition that affects tens of thousands of people. Like you, they have experienced some highly traumatic event (or ongoing events) in their life that shattered their sense of personal safety in some way. The trauma may have involved physical trauma or violence – either experienced or witnessed by […]

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White House Wives Thank Nurses for their Commitment to Care of Veterans with Trauma Injuries and PTSD

The first lady, Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden have come together to support nurses in caring for veterans struggling with war related physical and emotional problems such as brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression. Together they created a program called Joining Forces, an initiative aimed at supporting […]

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