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2011-06-07 22:19:24

Study examines mental health of recent veterans of US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Women service members who experience combat are apparently as resilient as the men they serve alongside, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. Men and women deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008 experienced very similar levels of combat-related stress and post-deployment mental health impacts during the first year following return from deployment, researchers...

2011-06-03 13:16:28

A new study from the Journal of Traumatic Stress finds that for active-duty male soldiers in the U.S. Army who are happily married, communicating frequently with one's spouse through letters and emails during deployment may protect against the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms after returning home. After studying information from 193 married male Army soldiers who returned from military deployment within the past year, investigators found that more frequent spousal...

2011-05-03 00:03:02

Also with service-related physical injuries Military service members who screened positive for mental health disorders before deployment, or who were injured during deployment, were more likely to develop post-deployment posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms than their colleagues without these risk factors, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "The relationship between preinjury psychiatric status and postinjury...

2011-04-05 00:00:30

Aiding Service members and their families suffering from psychological illnesses. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 4, 2011 SentiMetrix, Inc has been awarded a sub-contract, via the Center for International Rehabilitation (CIR), as a contributor to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) "Healing Heroes" Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) on web-based approaches for medical and psychological health social networking, care delivery/telehealth, and informatics for Service members and...

2011-02-11 16:01:39

Psychology students at Queen's University have discovered similarities between child soldier trauma in Uganda and those children caught up in Northern Ireland's Troubles. Post-graduate students from the Doctoral Programme in Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology at Queen's recently traveled to Uganda to a school for ex-child soldiers. Their study analyzed the levels of post-traumatic stress among ex-soldiers, explained the symptoms of trauma to the children and offered psychological...

2011-02-09 08:30:00

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ - Neuro-Biotech Corporation (PINKSHEET: MRES) (OTCQB: MRES), having recently signed a Business Development Agreement with Russian based Credo-TM, who in turn had just finished negotiations for 1,000,000 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) test with their nation's military forces to help with early detection of PTSD which is an ongoing concern for worldwide military forces. Stress, as defined by Hans Selye in 1945, could be expressed in...

2010-12-14 09:35:00

MANKATO, Minn., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Nelson has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Serving three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and watching two of your friends die in an explosion can do that to a guy. But instead of getting mad, Patrick Nelson is waxing poetic on his very public blog, Real Combat Life (www.realcombatlife.com). And he's hoping other soldiers will do the same, particularly during the often-stressful holiday season. Nelson launched Real Combat...

2010-11-09 11:05:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new inspirational stories website, 'GotInspiration.org,' is connecting those who have endured some of life's most difficult situations with those who are looking for inspiration. From quitting drinking to managing post traumatic stress disorder, to surviving cancer, GotInspiration.org is helping people find inspiration and strength, one true story at a time. GotInspiration.org allows individuals to browse through inspirational stories written...

2010-10-26 14:18:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Where: The City Library, 210 S. 400 E., Salt Lake City When: November 3 Film at 7:00 pm Discussion at 8:00 pm featuring local experts in the field of PTSD The screening is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Tickets: https://www.homeboxoffice.com/rsvp/wartornSLC Visit www.slcfilmcenter.org or call 801-746-7000 for more info. WARTORN: 1861-2010 Civil War...

2010-07-21 15:09:03

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) rates peak in women later than they do in men. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Annals of General Psychiatry found that men are most vulnerable to PTSD between the ages of 41 and 45 years, while women are most vulnerable at 51 to 55. Ask Elklit and Daniel N Ditlevsen, from the University of Southern Denmark and Odense University Hospital, Denmark, collected data from 6,548 participants in previous Danish or Nordic PTSD studies...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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