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Training Could Prevent PTSD in Soldiers

Addressing the proper treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a challenge as the cause for one individual can be quite different for another. It’s also difficult to identify factors that lead to or can prevent the onset.

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Vets Share PTSD With Spouses, Study Finds

When millions of veterans return home from war, they may also bring home stressful memories and images of what they had hoped to leave behind. The stress and trauma that these veterans bring home permeates into their family and can cause mental and health risks to others. Of the over 2 million soldiers returning from […]

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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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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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Healing Touch Heals PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition often experienced by individuals who have experienced or witnessed a tragedy. The events leading to PTSD can be anything from experiencing injury in an automobile accident to participating in combat in a military zone.

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Mental Health Problems Before War Increases PTSD Probability

New research implies that war isnt necessarily the only reason some military personnel experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the study, researchers found that most of the soldiers who showed symptoms of PTSD had been experiencing mental health issues before they were even assigned to a war zone.

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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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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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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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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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