Children who may be at risk for suffering post traumatic stress disorder can now be tested to see if they will be likely to experience this condition. According to one expert, the chief psychiatrist of the Children’s Health Council, the risk of PTSD in children was frequently ignored because people assumed that…

Potential PTSD Vaccine

Military veterans in Nebraska and around the country may be interested in hearing that medical researchers have uncovered evidence that the body’s own hormones may be the protection soldiers need to fight post-traumatic stress disorder. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology reports that ghrelin, a hormone the body produces in stressful…

Raising Awareness of PTSD

Throughout the US, individuals have been raising awareness of PTSD and breaking the stigma surrounding it. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health problem that may develop after a person endures an extremely stressful situation such as a natural disaster, assault, or warfare. U.S. military veterans are those that are…

Readers who are concerned with veterans’ issues may take an interest in the following account of a former Army reservist who is struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. The woman served as a critical care and trauma surgeon for six months on the front lines in Iraq. After she came home…

Nebraska veterans may be interested to learn that advances in PTSD therapies may help those who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Many veterans who return to the United States often suffer mental injuries in addition to physical injuries, which may, in a worst case scenario, result in suicide. The…

Article from U-T San Diego February 4, 2014: Why do some U.S. combat veterans get debilitating emotional scars – and others simply don’t? How come people with even mild blast injuries complain about chronic headaches and back pain? Early results from a four-year study of Camp Pendleton Marines reveal that…

Separation of Claims

Some veterans who have been exposed to combat or military sexual trauma may develop an acquired psychiatric disorder. Many veterans, after filing a claim for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), end up diagnosed with another acquired psychiatric disorder, such as anxiety, depression, or even a schizoid disorder, based on symptoms…