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2008-10-10 03:00:31

By Jessica Marcy jessica.marcy@roanoke.com 981-3340 John Whitlock became a counselor motivated by his own experience with alcohol abuse as well as a divine inspiration to help others, he says. The Vietnam War veteran discovered his niche counseling veterans and, for the past 16 years, has worked at the Roanoke Vet Center, where he said most of the former soldiers he sees have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Whitlock, who served in the Marines, said the anxiety disorder...

2008-06-20 09:00:56

By Barry Nelson Not enough is being done to help psychologically-scarred ex- servicemen after they are discharged. A week before the UK celebrates Veterans' Day, Health Editor Barry Nelson looks at a pilot scheme which aims to help former soldiers, seaman and airmen recover IMAGINE witnessing an horrific car crash, particularly one in which a close family member was killed or seriously injured. Many people exposed to such a traumatic experience will make a full recovery, but some will...

2007-10-31 03:00:00

By KIMBERLY HEFLING WASHINGTON - Mary Gallagher did not get a knock at the door from a military chaplain with news of her Marine husband's death in a faraway place. Instead, the Iraq war veteran committed suicide eight months after returning home. She is left wondering why. It's a question shared by hundreds of families of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have taken their own lives in a homecoming suicide pattern of a magnitude that is just starting to emerge. Preliminary Veterans...

2007-06-28 12:05:12

By Markowitz, Joseph D In this case report, an elderly combat veteran with a chronic course of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that was untreated for nearly 60 years was evaluated and treated with a combination of medication and graded exposure psychotherapy. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no reports on graded exposure in the elderly. The course of treatment lessened the key symptom domains of PTSD. Comorbid depression was also lessened. Although a single case report,...

2006-05-11 17:40:30

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only 22 percent of U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seen at risk for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have been referred by Pentagon officials for mental health evaluation, a report has found. Thursday's report by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, found the Pentagon did not provide reasonable assurance that troops who needed referral for evaluation for combat-related stress actually got it....

2006-02-28 16:36:09

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nearly one in 10 American soldiers who served in Iraq were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, most after witnessing death or participating in combat, a study said on Tuesday. Mental health screening of veterans showed 21,620 out of 222,620 returning from Iraq and assessed over the year ending April 30, 2004, suffered from post-traumatic stress -- a disorder that can lead to nightmares, flashbacks and delusional thinking. Overall, 19.1 percent of...

2004-11-28 03:00:17

Dan is a true hero of the war in Iraq, and he has the Bronze Star to prove it. A staff sergeant in the Army Reserve, Dan is part of a psychological operations unit that helped lead_ the way to places most of us know only as exotic names from the evening news: Nasiriyah, Baghdad, Tikrit. It was near Nasiriyah that Dan earned the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He and his team were shepherding about 30 Iraqi civilians to safety while U.S. Marines were setting off explosives nearby....

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
2013-07-19 15:31:29

Posttraumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder characterized by adverse anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that results from exposure to an event that causes psychological trauma. Examples of events that could lead to PTSD include the threat of harm or death to oneself or to someone else, or witnessing an event that overwhelms the individual's ability to cope. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include flashbacks or nightmares,...

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