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2012-02-22 10:00:00

Military attorney and author, Major Evan R. Seamone, proposes use of local veterans treatment courts to obtain treatment and preserve VA benefits for active duty wounded warriors facing court-martial charges in new article, “Reclaiming the Rehabilitative Ethic in Military Justice: The Suspended Punitive Discharge as a Method to Treat Military Offenders With PTSD and TBI and Reduce Recidivism,” published by The Military Law Review. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2012...

2012-02-20 20:25:20

Children in the U.S. whose activity choices, interests, and pretend play before age 11 fall outside those typically expressed by their biological sex face increased risk of being physically, psychologically, and sexually abused, and of suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by early adulthood, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). It is the first study to use a population-based sample to look at gender nonconformity as a risk...

2012-02-13 11:00:00

With many returning veterans and Americans suffering from undiagnosed mental health conditions, startup company Symptom Media's newly released military series seeks to enhance training and detection for the military and veteran populations through an expanding subscription-streaming library for integration into behavioral health curricula. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Many returning veterans and Americans suffer from undiagnosed mental health conditions that can, without...

2012-02-02 09:20:17

Findings in animals could lead to new treatments for people suffering from anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder Rutgers scientists have uncovered genetic clues as to why some mice no longer in danger are still fearful while others are resilient to traumatic experiences — knowledge that could help those suffering with crippling anxiety and PTSD. "Our work with mice demonstrates how genes play a role in developing and extinguishing pathological fear like Post...

2012-01-21 08:00:00

Elements Caregiver Collective, Compassion First Collective and Southwest Arizona Patient Alliance (SWAPA) will present their petition to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a debilitating illness to the list of illnesses that qualify for Medical Marijuana Therapy. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 21, 2012 On January 23nd, co-sponsors Elements Caregiver Collective, Compassion First Collective and Southwest Arizona Patient Alliance (SWAPA) will present their petition to add Post Traumatic...

2012-01-01 01:45:00

National Veterans Homeless Support (NVHS), Launches A New Program Called PTSA in 2012, With A Focus On The Awareness And Ongoing Treatment Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Florida. Brevard County, FL (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 A new program, benefitting homeless veterans who may suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), is coming to Brevard in the new-year. The PTSA (Post Traumatic Stress Awareness) Program is being offered as a new signature NVHS program and will be...

2011-12-02 08:00:00

A recent article in USA Today states that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is experienced in about 200,000 veterans according to the VA (http://usat.ly/rTn1t2). A leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder is guilt that troops experience because of moral dilemmas faced in combat. Dr. Bonnie Weil treats PTSD as well as the related disorder also known as Survivor Guilt. (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 A recent article in USA Today states that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is...

2011-11-30 14:39:47

Study identifies risk factors for those most in need of treatment A Florida State University clinical psychologist has identified factors that could cause some women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to have chronic, persistent symptoms while others recover naturally over time. At the conclusion of a two-year study of women from across the nation, Assistant Professor Jesse R. Cougle found that those with PTSD who reported a history of rape or severe childhood physical abuse...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'