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2008-10-13 06:00:44

By Tom Vanden Brook WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's top uniformed officer is calling for all returning combat troops, from privates to generals, to undergo screening for post-traumatic stress with a mental health professional, a move aimed at stemming an epidemic of psychological issues among veterans. Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said there's a reluctance to acknowledge psychological problems for fear of showing weakness. Troops now fill out questionnaires...

2008-08-22 12:00:16

By IAN BRUCE DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT MILITARY veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are more than twice as likely to die prematurely from heart attacks than soldiers who have not been exposed to psychological damage as a result of military service, according to a major new US study. The evidence linking PTSD with cardiovascular disease was inconclusive until now, but research that followed 4500 US Vietnam veterans over a 15-year period confirms that mental trauma is a major...

2008-08-13 09:01:15

Highly traumatized children living in war-torn Kosovo experienced significant reductions in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when treated with a comprehensive, non-drug model developed by The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), according to a new study published online in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. The new study, "Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Post-War Kosovar Adolescents Using Mind-Body Skills Groups: A Randomized Controlled Trial," is the first randomized...

2008-07-18 12:01:14

WASHINGTON, July 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Paula Schnurr, deputy executive director for VA's National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), received the 3rd annual Ladies Home Journal "Health Breakthrough Award" for her work with PTSD and women veterans. "Dr. Schnurr's contribution to veterans is an exceptional example of the Department's commitment to healing those who have borne the battle," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake. "Her research was...

2007-06-28 12:05:12

By Markowitz, Joseph D In this case report, an elderly combat veteran with a chronic course of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that was untreated for nearly 60 years was evaluated and treated with a combination of medication and graded exposure psychotherapy. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no reports on graded exposure in the elderly. The course of treatment lessened the key symptom domains of PTSD. Comorbid depression was also lessened. Although a single case report,...

2005-11-11 14:47:18

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most parents of children undergoing cancer treatment report symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new report. PTSD can arise when someone experiences intensely stressful events, and symptoms may include chronic anxiety, vivid flashbacks, and difficulties with sleeping and concentrating. Dr. Anne E. Kazak and colleagues from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania used standardized scales to evaluate...

2005-08-03 14:04:22

More than two decades after they fled the Khmer Rouge reign of terror, most Cambodian refugees who resettled in the United States remain traumatized, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has found. Sixty-two percent suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and 51 percent from depression in the past year "“ six-to-seventeen times the national average...

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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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