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Vietnam Veterans: PTSD and Dementia by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted Tue 29 May 2012 12:58am It always seemed a little strange to me that my level-headed and intelligent husband would develop dementia at such a young age. I always wondered how much his dementia had to do with his tour in Vietnam. Years after the fact, it is now presumed that anyone who served in Vietnam was exposed to Agent Orange. There was a time when you ... Read on »
Military suicides: Cases of post-traumatic stress mount at alarming rate | New Jersey Real-Time News - - NJ.com by Jodi K. Posted Tue 24 Nov 2009 8:09am More than 1.7 million Americans have served in Iraq or Afghanistan over the past eight years. No one can say with precision how many of those service members came home with debilitating mental trauma, but studies suggest the figure is, at the least, many hundreds of thousands. A report released last year by the RAND Corp., a nonpartisan resear ... Read on »
Diagnosing Post-traumatic stress disorder with magnetism by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted Wed 20 Jan 2010 8:01am January 20, 2010 A group of 74 US veterans has been involved in clinical trials which appear to have objectively diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), something conventional brain scans, be it X-ray, CT or MRI, have thus far failed to do. The findings, published today, Wednesday, 20 Jan ... Read on »
Topics For Everyone Topics for Combat Stress by Michele Rosenthal Posted Fri 20 Nov 2009 10:04pm Such an interesting and diverse week of news! Make sure you check out the fabulous radio show hosted by Heal My PTSD, LLC, with addictions counselor, Laurie Carty, and PTSD Navy vet, Jason Ream of OperationPTSD.org. This show pertains to civilians and military alike by talking about what mental programming and beliefs make addictions, plus how ... Read on »
An organization of vets hopes to increase public awareness of post traumatic stress — article by Scott Keith by Scott Keith Patient Expert Posted Sat 18 Dec 2010 8:55pm A Maui, Hawaii music producer is on a nation-wide mission to raise awareness of a debilitating condition that can strike men and women who serve or have served in our military. Gresford Lewishall is vice president of Stay Strong Nation, a group of volunteers dedicated to helping servicemen and women cope with post-traumatic stress and tra ... Read on »
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the News: March by Michele Rosenthal Posted Sun 03 Apr 2011 1:21pm What’s new in the world of PTSD recognition and recovery? PTSD news for March. (Jump to  Military PTSD News .) GENERAL PTSD NEWS Light Therapy Shows Positive Results in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients : There is good news for traumatic brain injury patients as the new research has found that light therapy daily application ... Read on »
Veteran suicides: Families haunted - Depression follows tragedy by Jodi K. Posted Tue 06 Jul 2010 9:18pm Veteran suicides: Families haunted Daniel V. Ryan, public affairs officer for the Canandaigua, N.Y.-based Department of Veterans Affairs, said while there are no official statistics on veteran suicides, there are on the number of telephone calls made to the VA’s National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Since the summer 2007, he said, 281,67 ... Read on »
Returning Vietnam veterans. When... by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 9:21pm Returning Vietnam veterans. When Bessel van der Kolk was at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) in 1978, he was one of many clinicians fascinated by the complaints of returning Vietnam veterans. At the time, there was no definition of trauma related to combat, rape, involvement in fatal accidents — none whatsoever. When van der Kolk submitted ... Read on »
This piece, originally posted in... by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 6:38pm This piece, originally posted in October, is a backdrop to some of the Veterans Administration’s recent statements about PTSD. Returning Vietnam veterans. When Bessel van der Kolk was at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) in 1978, he was one of many clinicians fascinated by the complaints of returning Vietnam veterans. At the time, there ... Read on »
MDMA (Ecstasy) to treat Traumatic Stress by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 6:46am The FDA have approved further trials following the publication of positive data demonstrating beneficial affect of MDMA in treating veterans with post traumatic stress. MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as Ecstasy), may one day offer hope for individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), even people for whom othe ... Read on »