“First Trial of PTSD Treatment in Psychosis”

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This January 23, 2015 article talks about reasons why until now, people with Psychosis have not been allowed to participate in PTSD study’s and goes on to say that this study will be the first to break that trend in light of a decade of information that shows that people with psychosis often have been the victims of some form of abuse.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Community-Based Mental Health Providers Need More Preparation to Better Care for Veterans”

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This November 12, 2014 The Rand article found on the InsuranceNews.net website talks about the need for increased training for community based mental health providers to be able to effectively treat military personal and their families.  The article indicated that one are providers need to look at is increasing their awareness of the military culture of the soldiers and their families.

“Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too”

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This September 29, 2014 The Sentinel article on the cumberlink.com website talks about the mental impact that operators of drone missions are experiencing.  The mental health issues being seen include depression, anxiety and even PTSD in some operators.  The military has started to attach psychologists and chaplains to drone units in addition to adjusting the shifts worked by the operators in an effort to decrease the impact missions have on them.  The article indicates that what is seen by the operators is more than “just a video game” and can create moral injuries in addition to mental injuries the same as combat on the front lines of battle can produce.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Good neighbors are good for your heart People who reported feeling more ‘social cohesion’ were less at risk for heart attacks”

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This August 22, 2014  WFMZ News segment actually has a bunch of smaller segments within it.  Some of the topics covered include ….

Information about how having a good neighbor can decrease your risk of a heart attack.

A segment offering insight into lesser known mental health risks due to giving birth, which can include PTSD and anxiety among other things that people typically don’t think of happening as the result of giving birth.

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and a segment on a study done involving 5th graders, violent video games and results that show a possible link between the kids who played for more than 2 hours per day and an increased risk of depression.  The researchers are saying further research is needed to better determine if the depression is caused by the gaming or if the gaming more than 2 hours per day could be in response to the depression and be viewed as a possible symptom of the depression.  The researches did say they really need to do more research to better understand the possible link between violent video games and depression so they can better understand the cause and effect between gaming and depression.

Post-Concussion Symptoms Mimic Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome”

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This July 17, 2014 Medical News and Research article talks about the possibility that post-concussion syndrome might actually be PTSD or at the least closely mimic it

EEG with 32 elektrodes

EEG with 32 elektrodes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Fireworks Can be a Reminder of War for Veterans with PTSD”

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This July 3, 2014 WSEE News article from Erie, PA talks about something many of us may not even think of.  Fireworks can be something that can trigger PTSD symptoms in Veterans, not just the sound of them, but the smell can be an issue also so many Veterans with PTSD

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

tend to avoid fireworks displays and will try to avoid the 4th of July in general because of these reminders of their combat experiences.

“The Best Reporting on Children With Post-Traumatic Stress”

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This June 24, 2014 NBC10.com article offers a collection of articles from across the country discussing the issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in civilian children and teens here in the United States

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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