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Attitudes on Mental Health in the Armed Forces Evolving

The requirements that Armed Forces troops face require a stony edge and a toughness that keep them alive while protecting others in extreme circumstances. But the Army is also keeping up with the times, and the times are calling for attention to these battle-hardened vets who come back with mental issues that boot camp could […]

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Will PTSD Diagnosis Rates Increase as Women Take Position on the Front Line?

In another win for women’s rights, the Department of Defense has finally allowed women to serve in combat. While those who wanted the same rights and access as men are rejoicing, there are others who worry what this change really means. Mental illness proponents fear that this change could propel the instances of PTSD.

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Long Waits in Emergency Rooms Linked to PTSD, Poor Prognosis

While most of us believe stress comes before the heart attack, a new study shows that a long wait in an emergency room can contribute to the development of the symptoms related to post traumatic stress disorder.

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Are Employers Leary of Hiring Returning Vets Over Fears of PTSD?

Imagine being deployed to serve your country in Afghanistan, having to experience things that most of the outside world would only ever get a glimpse of in the movies. Once your time is up, you’re sent back home to the "real world," expected to find a job, assimilate, and act like nothing ever happened.

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Study Finds Rates of PTSD Among Soldiers Lower Than Expected

The occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been linked to many types of trauma, but in the public perception, it may be most strongly associated with military service. Deployment, especially to battle zones, may increase the likelihood that a soldier will experience or witness significant trauma.

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Veterans Battle the Stigma of PTSD as They Search for Employment

A recent study reveals that employers are reluctant to hire veterans who may suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). After serving a tour or multiple tours of duty, some veterans are coming home to battle for their own sanity.

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PTSD Becomes Legal Issue With Army Sergeant’s Case

We don’t know if Army Sgt. Robert Bales was even diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or not but even if that was the case, that alone wouldn’t have kept him from being sent to the frontlines again.

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Welcome Relief For Veterans

There may be new hope for veterans who suffer from nightmares associated with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A study recently released shows that prazosin, a drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure, may also stop the traumatic dreams that often come with PTSD.

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Cost of Treating PTSD Could Bankrupt Army

So many soldiers are returning from the conflicts in the Middle East with posttraumatic stress syndrome that the American Armed Services could go broke trying to pay for their medical treatment and disability compensation, according to a memo written by an Army psychiatrist at Madigan Army Medical Center. The doctor was suspended from his clinical […]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome may be a “Moral Injury” Too

Post-traumatic stress syndrome may have a moral component that adds to the victim’s suffering, according to a new study from the Veterans Administration.

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