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2013-04-10 16:21:05

Clergy, First Responders, Behavioral Health Specialists, Social Workers, Educators invited to attend BOISE, Idaho, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Service members return from war, most will successfully rejoin their communities, contributing advanced skills and enjoying an enhanced quality of life. However, for some, the transition will not be so simple. Complicated by wounds that are not just physical, but behavioral, emotional and spiritual, these veterans will require advanced...

2013-04-04 16:20:31

SAN ANTONIO, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Only 37% of military families live on a military installation, the rest are living in over 4,000 communities nationwide. This means many service members are reintegrating into cities and towns a great distance from a military installation, limiting access to the transition services they need. A December 2011 study from the Pew Research Center reported that 44% of returning Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF)...

2013-04-03 23:04:27

Sports Health and Research Program a Partnership with NIH and NFL Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 The FNIH today announced that the Sports and Health Research Program (SHRP) is seeking NIH grant proposals from experts in the field to study the detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related brain injuries. The SHRP -- sponsored by the NFL in collaboration with the NIH and announced last September — is conducting research focused on the long-term health effect of...

Soldiers Mare Likely To Commit Violent Acts After Service
2013-03-18 05:56:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Young men who are returning from military service are approximately three times more likely to have committed a violent crime than their civilian counterparts, a team of UK researchers reported on Friday. The study, which was funded by the UK Ministry of Defence and published in the medical journal The Lancet, found that the overall rate of criminal activity amongst soldiers was actually lower than people of comparative ages in...

2013-03-14 12:24:09

NORWALK, Conn., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Psychiatric Times--the nation's best read psychiatric publication--has launched a section on its website for mental health professionals seeking the latest information on trauma and disaster. Psychiatrists are trained to deal with mental health effects of disasters and emergency-related tragedies, such as war, acts of terrorism, catastrophic weather-related events, and school shootings, as well as trauma and PTSD...

2013-03-13 16:25:55

Army OneSource, MHA Wisconsin, Dryhootch Veterans, Wisconsin National Guard, and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs putting on Wisconsin Warrior Summit March 21st MILWAUKEE, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 14,500 Iraq and Afghanistan (OEF/OIF) veterans are returning to Wisconsin, the majority living a great distance from the one, small, active duty installation in the state. As these service members return from war, many will reintegrate with wounds that are not...

2013-03-08 01:03:20

Study highlights need for early detection and treatment of PTSD-related medical conditions, especially amid influx of global tragedies Patients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a significantly higher risk of developing insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, placing them at greater risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session. Researchers say public health...

2013-03-07 08:29:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, waves of Service members from Pennsylvania are making happy reunions with their loved ones back home. But the joy can be short lived once the realities of readjustment into every day life begin to sink in. Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs, Department of Health, Pennsylvania Community...

PTSD Symptoms Appear For Many Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
2013-03-02 06:55:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly one-fourth of all women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer reported experiencing symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) soon after hearing the news, according to a new study published online by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). "We analyzed interview responses from more than 1,100 women," lead author Dr. Alfred I. Neugut of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer...

2013-02-27 10:34:26

Police, firefighters and other protective services workers who are repeatedly exposed to traumatic events and are new to their profession are at greater risk of developing a psychiatric disorder, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers also found that protective services workers do not appear to have a higher prevalence of mental health problems than workers in other occupations. The study results are featured in the...


Latest Posttraumatic stress disorder Reference Libraries

Adjustment Disorder
2013-07-29 09:41:01

Adjustment Disorder is commonly known as situational disorder as well. It is often considered a significantly smaller situation than anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder with a usually less intense stressor than those of the more extreme disorders. Symptoms Because the disorders are similar, Adjustment Disorder and PTSD have similar symptoms like general loss of interest, a feeling of hopelessness, depression, and anxiety. Although they have similar symptoms, Adjustment...

Acute Stress Reaction
2013-07-29 09:36:16

Acute Stress Reaction (ASR), also referred to as shock or Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), is a variation on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Symptoms ASR can often escalate to ASD. Symptoms of acute stress reaction include a change in attention, disorientation, daze and confusion. After these symptoms occur, victims suffering from ASR can often become withdrawn from their surroundings or experience panic anxiety paired with impairment and extreme emotions of sadness, anger and fear....

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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