PTSD

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

military couple embrace with rose

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

Study: Wider Variety of Therapies Could Help Vets, Troops With PTSD

Col. Michael J. Roy, who oversees the exposure therapy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., conducts a demonstration with Sgt. Lenearo Ashford, of a combat simulator, a form of PTSD treatment.(U.S. Army photo)

Therapies that teach coping skills such as stress management are nearly as effective as those that confront traumatic memories in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in service members and veterans, says a study released on Tuesday. The findings, published in this month's Journal of the American Medical Association by researcher... more

Study Looks at Vietnam Veterans

New research has found that four decades after the Vietnam War ended, more than 270,000 veterans who served in the war zone suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study, published online in JAMA Psychiatry, also found that at least one-third of those veterans exhibiting symptoms of PTSD suffer from major depression, a... more

VA Launches Campaign

June is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. The VA National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) is inviting the public to participate in its "PTSD Awareness: June 2015" campaign, which began June 1. This year's goal is to help more Veterans, their families, caregivers and community members understand what PTSD is and know that there are s... more

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