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2010-07-14 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) recent changes to its PTSD disability guidelines, easing access to benefits for military Veterans, the National Veterans Foundation (NVF) will call hundreds of Veterans whose PTSD claims were denied, encouraging them to reactivate their claims. The NVF's PTSD claims outreach campaign will connect with Veterans who have previously called into the organization's Lifeline for Vets(TM) with VA claims...

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2010-07-12 13:36:08

According to a new study, some kids might develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after being attacked by an animal. Some people suffer PTSD after experiencing an event that puts them or another person in danger, such as a car accident or assault.  People with PTSD often have disturbing memories and dreams of that event that may interfere with their everyday lives. Dr. Nancy Kassam-Adams, co-director of the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress at The Children's Hospital of...

2010-07-08 13:13:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While The American Legion welcomed new VA regulations that make it easier for veterans to claim disabilities from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it also urged the agency to allow private practitioners to diagnose and treat the condition. The new VA regulations assume that veterans who served in combat zones may suffer from one or more traumatic events ("stressors") that prove service-connection for PTSD disability claims. Veterans no...

2010-04-26 13:57:00

Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey (Ret), former U.S. National Drug Policy Director says service members can receive Twelve Oaks' "expert treatment... after harsh rigors of battle" WASHINGTON and NAVARRE, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve Oaks Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center has introduced a new track for those, particularly U.S. service members, dealing with post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The track, called "ASPIRE" for Addicted Survivors of PTSD Integrated...

2010-04-05 11:43:00

Wounded warriors learn skills to cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and the National Ability Center (NAC) of Park City, Utah have partnered for a fourth year to host 15 wounded warriors from April 6-10 as part of WWP's Project Odyssey program. Project Odyssey brings together veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and readjustment challenges for activities that offer healthy support in...

2010-02-25 11:00:00

The 1994 genocide in Rwanda resulted in the mass killing of up to one million people over the course of about 100 days. Although the exact death toll is unknown, experts estimate that as much as 20% of the country's entire population was murdered. There can be no doubt or surprise then that some of the survivors developed posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, an anxiety disorder that can develop after witnessing or experiencing a traumatizing event, such as abuse, war, or natural disaster....

2010-02-19 08:26:18

The benefits of wartime camaraderie extend far beyond the battlefield, a new UCLA study of U.S. Civil War veterans suggests. Veterans who served in military units characterized by a strong esprit de corps were much less likely decades later to die of a stroke or heart condition than veterans from less cohesive companies, two UCLA economists have found. "On the battlefield, you'd expect your buddy to have your back," said Dora Kosta, the study's lead author and a UCLA professor of economics....

2010-02-03 07:20:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Psychological Association (http://www.APA.org) has denied the appeal of The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (http://www.energypsych.org), a non-profit association of practitioners and researchers in Energy Psychology, to provide APA Continuing Education credit for Energy Psychology. This action sends a potentially chilling effect on the utilization of one of the most promising treatments for PTSD and trauma at a time when...

2010-01-25 12:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and Wildcatter Ranch have partnered for a third year to host 16 wounded warriors from February 21(-)25, 2010 as part of WWP's Project Odyssey program. Project Odyssey brings together veterans with PTSD and readjustment challenges for activities that offer healthy support in the healing process. "For three years, Wildcatter Ranch and its staff have selflessly opened their facilities to this newest generation of...

2010-01-20 14:18:08

A group of 74 US veterans has been involved in clinical trials which appear to have objectively diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), something conventional brain scans, be it X-ray, CT or MRI, have thus far failed to do. The findings, published today, Wednesday, 20 January, in IOP Publishing's Journal of Neural Engineering, have sprung from advances in magnetoencephalography (MEG), a non-invasive measurement of magnetic fields in the brain. The researchers from the Minneapolis...


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