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Military Mental Health Resources: Depression, TBI & PTSD

Military family life can come with some challenges for service members and their families. The stress of deployment and mobilizations can add up, leading to depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns. For this reason, the University of Southern California School of Social Workhas put together a resource […]

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TBI and PTSD: Navigating the Perfect Storm

So often people talk about the effects of traumatic brain injury or the consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder as separate conditions — which they are. But for the person who is living with the dual diagnosis of TBI and PTSD, it can be hard to separate them. energetykon.pl/wp-content/w3tc/files/ http://www.brainlinemilitary.org/content/2013/03/tbi-and-ptsd-navigating-the-perfect-storm_pageall.htmlvar [...]Read more

Opinion: People Link Killing Rampages To PTSD Due To Colossal Misinformation

The alarming news of another military service member going on a shooting rampage killing and wounding other service members on a military base is unnerving. For us Latinos it is especially upsetting to know that Iván López, a Latino, perpetrated the recent Ft. Hood shooting. I do […]

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Fort Hood Shooting: No Simple Link To Mental Illness

The shooting at Fort Hood leaves many people talking about mental health and military culture. Host Michel Martin learns more from veteran Xiomara Sosa; and former Undersecretary of Defense Ed Dorn. http://www.npr.org/2014/04/07/300241340/fort-hood-shooting-no-simple-link-to-mental-illness

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Veterans and Military Health

Military service members and veterans face some different health issues than civilians. During combat, the main health concerns are life-threatening injuries. These include Shrapnel and gunshot wounds Lost limbs Head and brain injuries There may also be a risk of health problems from exposure to environmental hazards, such as contaminated […]

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Opinion: People Link Killing Rampages To PTSD Due To Colossal Misinformation

The alarming news of another military service member going on a shooting rampage killing and wounding other service members on a military base is unnerving. For us Latinos it is especially upsetting to know that Iván López, a Latino, perpetrated the recent Ft. Hood shooting. I do […]

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USF team investigates eye-movement therapy for PTSD

TAMPA — Sent to fight in Afghanistan, Brian Anderson killed a man for the first time in 2009. He helped load two slain buddies into body bags. Ran low on rounds as Taliban fighters attacked. Heard a dying local man scream for Allah. Only a few years […]

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Women’s Trauma Recovery Program (WTRP)

National Women’s Trauma Recovery Program In 1992, the Department of Veterans Affairs opened the National Women’s Trauma Recovery Program (WTRP) as part of the National Center for PTSD at Menlo Park, CA. The WTRP, designed to treat Women Veterans, active duty service members, National Guard, and Reservists […]

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Combat Stress vs. PTSD: How to Tell the Difference

Posted by DCoE Blog Staff on October 3, 2013   Army Spc. Jessie Nelson hugs her husband, Matt, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Nelson and about 230 soldiers returned home after an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth) personal loans in irelandpayday […]

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Update on Medications for PTSD

While psychotherapy remains the gold standard for treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (see for example, Foa EB et al, Effective Treatments for PTSD: Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. New York: Guilford Press; 2008), medications are often used to alleviate the symptoms of the […]

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