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For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma

From NYT.com By TINA ROSENBERG Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work. TAGS: MENTAL HEALTH, PTSD, VETERANS Suicide is now the leading cause of death in the army. More soldiers die by suicide than in combat … Continue reading

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Capitol Hill PTSD awareness event highlights struggles, triumphs

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 27, 2012) — Army wife Kristina Kaufmann knows the severity of post-traumatic stress disorder. She has lost three friends to suicide because of it. But she also knows the power she has to help stop … Continue reading

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VA Continues Outreach for PTSD Awareness Month

VA Continues PTSD Outreach with AboutFace Campaign Veterans Provide Video Testimonials on Experiences with PTSD WASHINGTON (June 20, 2012) – In observance of June as PTSD Awareness Month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) … Continue reading

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PTSD outcomes improve as US Army adds behavioral health screening to primary care

  posted on: june 6, 2012 – 4:00pm FORT KNOX, Ky., June 6, 2012 – American Soldiers are reaping the rewards of an innovative Army program designed to identify and treat Soldiers at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression earlier by … Continue reading

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MENTAL ILLNESS IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF HOSPITALIZATION FOR ACTIVE-DUTY TROOPS

  From NextGov Health JAE C. HONG/AP   The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have spent almost $2 billion since 2001 to buy drugs to treat mental illness and post-traumatic stress disorder despite growing evidence some of those drugs exacerbate PTSD symptoms, … Continue reading

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