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PTSD Affects Immune System in Veterans

Those who return from a deployment often suffer the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The symptoms of the disorder are commonly treated using different strategies involving therapy to address the anxiety, sleep disruption and other psychological problems stemming from the disorder.

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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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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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Changing the Name of PTSD May Encourage Soldiers to Seek Treatment

What’s in a name? According to the U.S. Army’s Vice-Chief of Staff, a name can be powerful enough to discourage military personnel from seeking mental health treatment that they need. General Peter Chiarelli hopes that the name Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be changed to a name that military personnel will find less stigmatizing […]

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Pentagon Still Searching for Effective Treatments for PTSD

With dozens of research projects going on in hopes to find the most effective treatment for PTSD, the Pentagon continues to work diligently to help returning troops cope with the anxiety, flashbacks, and the nightmares they suffer from. So far, almost all of the research treatments involve prescription drugs and long-term counseling, according to the […]

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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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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Defense in Criminal Cases

One in eight American soldiers returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan suffers from posttraumatic stress syndrome, a debilitating mental disorder that can make everyday functioning impossible. As the syndrome has become more recognized, it is more commonly being used as a defense in criminal cases.

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Women Veterans Suffering from PTSD More Often Than Men

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is becoming increasingly diagnosed among women today. Research now shows that women are two times as likely to experience PTSD as men. Women soldiers serving in different areas of combat are struggling with what they went through when and how to cope with it when they finally return home.

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