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VA and DoD to Fund $100 Million PTSD and TBI Study

 WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (DoD) are investing more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and treatment of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  “At VA, ensuring that … Continue reading

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Veterans Plank in DNC Platform-Quote from Ben Krause

From Page 48 of the Democratic Platform. Complete with quote from VCS AD Ben Krause   “Under President Obama, veterans have started to realize the promise of a square deal. PTSD is no longer a dirty word. More veterans are … Continue reading

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War might be making young bodies old

BOSTON (USA Today) – A litany of physical or emotional problems spill out as Iraq and Afghanistan veterans make their way, one by one, to the 11th floor of a VA hospital in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The tragic signs of … Continue reading

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An Effort Aims to Use Biomarkers to Pinpoint P.T.S.D.

  From New York Times.com By JAMES DAO   Is post-traumatic stress disorder underdiagnosed or overdiagnosed? Many veterans advocates and mental health providers say it is underdiagnosed, and severely so. They assert that troops often try to mask the symptoms because … Continue reading

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Is stigma against servicemembers hindering hiring?

From Stars and Stripes By MARK NEWMAN With all the ribbons, flags and bumper stickers, Americans may think their service members are being treated with respect. But Iowa Workforce Development’s IowaWorks warns there is an area where our nation is falling … Continue reading

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New mobile app helps patients with PTSD through prolonged exposure

The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have released PE (for prolonged exposure) Coach, a smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. Both departments use prolonged exposure therapy as an effective treatment for PTSD. PE Coach is … Continue reading

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Using technology to battle PTSD

From the Boston Globe by Chelsea Conaboy Brian Sullivan, a former Army bomb technician, quit treatment for post-traumatic stress when, he said, doctors began pushing him to take medications he didn’t want. His symptoms, however, did not quit. Traffic jams made … Continue reading

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Auto Anxiety: Some Returning Veterans Struggle with Driving.

(CBS News) By Lee Woodruff Veterans have many difficulties readjusting to civilian life. Thousands of them have trouble with the simplest things, such as driving a car. It can be a terrifying ordeal for some vets. Former Marine Sgt. Eric Campbell … Continue reading

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Troubled veterans left without health-care benefits

More than 20,000 men and women exited the Army and Marines during the past four years with other-than-honorable discharges that can restrict their veterans health-care and disability benefits. Critics says those rules leave some troubled combat veterans struggling to find … Continue reading

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War Wounds

New York Times OP-ED COLUMNIST By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF IT would be so much easier, Maj. Ben Richards says, if he had just lost a leg in Iraq. Enlarge This Image Daniel Borris for The New York Times Maj. Ben Richards, … Continue reading

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