Super Bowl: Not ‘Super’ for Viewers with PTSD

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More than 100 million Americans will tune in to watch the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers square off in Super Bowl 50 Sunday. However, it may not be much of a party for many service members and veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The emotions involved in the back-and-forth of a highly competitive game could be an issue for ... more

Boulder Crest Retreat for Vets

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs estimates that up to 30 percent of veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness is the nation's first privately-funded rural wellness center dedicated exclusively to solving the problem of combat stress. The Retreat is developing the nat... more

Study Looks at Post-Traumatic Stress

Forty years after the end of the Vietnam War, a new study has found that troops who served there continue to struggle with post-traumatic stress. The National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study concludes that 271,000 Vietnam War veterans suffer from varying levels of post-traumatic stress, and that one-third of that number have a major depressi... more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own, or may even... more

How to Recognize PTSD in Your Spouse

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This time of year we see lots of ads for red roses and romantic dinners. While those are certainly important components of romance, lasting love involves two people taking care of each other. In some marriages, that may include being alert for signs of PTSD in your spouse. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be hard to know when... more

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