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2009-09-02 13:40:00

New TAU study uses breakthrough "brain profiling" to detect at-risk combat soldiers According to a recent Washington Post study, approximately 20% of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are psychologically damaged. Among them are a substantial number with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the high rate of suicide among PTSD sufferers has become unacceptable to Army commanders and the soldiers' families. Thanks to new research from Tel Aviv University, however, doctors...

2009-05-21 14:57:20

A Missouri woman whose husband was cleared of bigamy said she does not believe his claim that post-traumatic stress disorder made him forget his marriage. Marcella Rivera of Independence said her husband, William, left her and their five children before serving in the Iraq war but they discussed reconciling after he returned from serving and their divorce case was dismissed, KCTV, Kansas City, Mo., reported Thursday. Rivera said she was shocked when her husband appeared in a 2008 Valentine's...

2009-04-09 15:31:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to recently released information, Wounded Warrior Project again cited their grave concerns with the manner in which mental health and PTSD are perceived and dealt with within the military. One specific article on Salon.com highlighted concerns that military doctors are being pressured to not diagnose PTSD in returning military personnel and specifically brought to light such a situation in Fort Carson, Colorado. "Unfortunately there...

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2009-04-03 15:50:00

Researchers are comparing differences in brain scans of soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and those without it in hopes of one day being able to use scans to identify the condition. Researchers from Duke University studied a total of 42 soldiers, both male and female. Their findings will be presented to the World Psychiatric Association congress in Florence. Soldiers involved in the study had served in Iraq of Afghanistan. One group of 22 had been previously diagnosed with...

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2009-01-09 06:40:00

According to a British study, Tetris, a popular video games created by Alexey Pajitnov in 1985, reduced flashbacks in people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after a traumatic event.The findings could lead to new treatments to prevent flashbacks in people suffering from PTSD, said the Oxford University researchers."This is only a first step in showing that this might be a viable approach to preventing post traumatic stress disorder," said study leader, and psychologist Emily...

2008-10-08 06:00:34

By Gregg Zoroya WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is seeking new ways to treat troops suffering from combat stress or brain damage by researching such alternative methods as acupuncture, meditation, yoga and the use of animals as therapy, military officials said. "This new theme is a big departure for our cautious culture," Dr. S. Ward Casscells, the Pentagon's assistant secretary for health affairs, told USA TODAY. Casscells said he pushed hard for the new research, because "we are...

2008-09-25 00:00:00

Traumatised soldiers from East Yorkshire are being offered a lifeline from a service which specialises in helping those suffering from mental stress. Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Humber Traumatic Stress Service has seen a fourfold rise in the number of soldiers seeking help to deal with frontline demons. Now mental health chiefs are in talks with Catterick - Britain's biggest army garrison - to ensure soldiers get help straightaway. Currently, the service only takes referrals...

2008-07-02 06:00:37

By Lauren Beckham Falcone, Boston Herald Jul. 2--Superhero, heal thyself. Our beloved caped crusaders could use some serious counseling -- Hancock is an alcoholic with failure issues, the Hulk needs anger management and the Dark Knight, well, does post-traumatic stress disorder mean anything to you? Considering they're alive in the 21st century (on the big screen this summer, anyway) -- a time when cognitive behavioral therapy and a cabinet stocked with antidepressants is a must -- we...

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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...

2007-07-25 15:22:55

WASHINGTON, July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling its recommendations a "bold blueprint for action" to serve, support and simplify the care for our injured service members, the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors today approved six recommendations that make sweeping changes in the delivery of health care and services. The recommendations include the first major overhaul of the disability system in more than 50 years; creation of recovery plans with...


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