Feds Move to Promote Research on Benefits of Pot in Treating PTSD

The federal administration recently made a key decision that will help promote long-delayed research into the benefits of marijuana in treating veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Vets Face Long-Term Psychological Effects from Genital Injuries

There is a new category of devastating injuries facing vets, and these have the potential to cause long-term sexual as well as psychological problems. The number of veterans returning home from Iraq ...

Veteran Mental Disorders Going Undiagnosed Because of Screening Failures

US military service members, including those who have served in the combat zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, are at a high risk of mental disorders, like depression and anxiety. However, in far too many ...

Veterans Suffering PTSD Turn to Exorcism

Frustrated by symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, some veterans are turning to an unlikely source of treatment – Bible-based exorcism. According to news reports, a husband-wife ministry team ...

Three Out Of Four Veterans Suffer from PTSD

According to new statistics released by the Wounded Warrior Project, three out of four veterans who were injured after 9/11, suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. These people also suffer from ...

PTSD Increases Heart Attack Risks for Vietnam Vets

For many veterans, the long-term health consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder are only now coming to light. According to new research, Vietnam veterans who suffered from Post-Traumatic ...

VA Steps up PTSD Awareness Efforts

In June, the Department of Veterans Affairs increased its efforts to educate veterans about the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The month was marked as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

Military Experimenting with Meditation to Treat PTSD

With several hundred thousand veterans now believed to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder in the United States, the military is experimenting with new ways to help reduce the intensity of the ...

Research Team Finds Ecstasy Drug Helpful in Treating PTSD Symptoms

A husband-and-wife research team in South Carolina is offering treatment for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that includes the use of an unusual drug. The researchers base their treatment ...

PTSD Linked to Smaller Volume in Area of Brain Regulating Fear, Anxiety

Researchers have found that veterans, who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, have a much smaller volume in an area of the brain that is responsible for emotions like fear and anxiety.

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