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2009-09-02 13:40:00

According to a recent Washington Post study, approximately 20% of US soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are psychologically damaged.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

2008-07-02 06:00:37

By Lauren Beckham Falcone, Boston Herald Jul. 2--Superhero, heal thyself.

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2007-10-31 03:00:00

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.


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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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