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Military Service And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted May 21 2010 11:18am

Military service is a cause of post-traumatic stress disorder in some veterans and is also associated with multisymptom illness, gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and psychiatric problems such as anxiety disorder, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine, the latest update in a series of reports on the Gulf War and veterans’ health.
Some veterans suffer a range of symptoms whereas others experience specific, isolated health problems or no ill health. It is likely that post-traumatic stress disorder and multisymptom illness result from the interactions between environmental exposures and genes, and genetics may predispose some individuals to illness.
Veterans who continue to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and multisymptom illness deserve the very best that modern science and medicine can offer to speed the development of effective treatments, cures and prevention.
Fridays from 1pm to 4pm, veterans can receive free acupuncture treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic, located at 10506 N. Kendall Drive, Miami.
Acupuncture can be an effective addition to treatment regimens for PTSD, alleviating symptoms including • Insomnia.
• Stress.
• Anxiety.
• Depression.
If you are a veteran, call today to schedule your free acupuncture appointment at (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director.

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