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OSI news 2010

March
13/03/2010
Clayton M. Rankin Colorado Army National Guard, Bronze Star with Valor
Pawhuska Journal Capital For the second time, Rankin was diagnosed with PTSD — but this time the doctor said it was “acute.” He was sent home and again went to the veterans ...
10/03/2010
New Beginnings with a Purple Heart Huffington Post (blog)
He had just come from the VA hospital in Houston trying to track down a doctor who could help him with his PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) symptoms....
01/03/2010
The Doctor Will See You Now
Dr. J. Douglas Bremner Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something of an invisible epidemic. The events underlying it are ...
January
26/01/2010
Scientists at University of Queensland, Department of Psychiatry detail ...
Behavioral Health Central (blog) According to recent research from Australia, "Fear is the key emotion of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fear's evolved function is motivating ...
26/01/2010
Toxicomanie / Addictions PTSD and Problems with Alcohol Use - Veterans Affairs Canada
How do PTSD and alcohol use affect each other and make problems worse? ... use ( "addiction" or "sobriety") issues should be included in PTSD treatment....
26/01/2010
What You Don't Know About Women in the Military
Utne Reader Online The stats, collected at her blog, PTSD Combat: Winning the War Within, cover a lot of ground, from suicides to face transplants, but I wanted to pull out ...
26/01/2010
World-first mental health media initiative announces inaugural Advisory Group
SYS-CON Media (press release) ... on this World Mental Health Day, its inaugural Advisory Group, consisting of twelve advisors based in Australia , Canada , New Zealand , Scotland and ...
26/01/2010
Wounded Times: Soldiers lack confidentiality in seeking help for PTSD By Chaplain Kathie
Pfc. Jeffery Meier, who struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and drug addiction after two deployments to Iraq, got an appointment in August to see a psychiatrist at
26/01/2010
Marine finds writing offers some relief Arizona Republic
"No one back then talked about PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)," Van Winkle says. "Maybe if I had stayed in the Marines it would have been easier to...
26/01/2010
This Emotional Life (PBS TV series; starts Jan 4)
A three-part series that explores improving our social relationships, learning to cope with depression and anxiety, and becoming more positive, resilient individuals.
03/01/2010
Army trains soldiers on how to be mentally, emotionally tough
Stars and Stripes Additionally, up to 30 percent of troops are beset with PTSD and depression as soldiers have made repeated trips to war zones. So the Army's latest response...
03/01/2010
What do dogs, cats, and PTSD have in common?
Times-Standard These wonderful dogs help conditions like PTSD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, severe depression, panic attacks, phobias, and obsessive compulsive disorders. ...
02/01/2010
Lance Corporal Joe Glenton diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder
The Press, York Before his PTSD diagnosis, L/Cpl Glenton was being held at the Army's military corrective training centre in Colchester, but his representative, ...
01/01/2010
North Wales veteran: War heroes are being abandoned
The campaign comes as veterans suffering with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were last month ejected from a six-bed support centre in Gwynedd as the ...
December
30/12/2009
Living -- well -- with bipolar disorder: It's all about focusing on the success story... VANCOUVER SUN
Psychologist Erin Michalak and her collaborators at Vancouver Coastal Health, the University of B.C., the Brain Research Centre at UBC and Australia's Swinburne University are turning the usual research model on its head.
30/12/2009
Military nurse shares highs, lows of 31-year career; Gives family ultimate ...
Western Star A mental health specialist, with a tour of duty under her belt, she is an asset in helping soldiers adjust to life after the war. ...
30/12/2009
Virtual reality clinic helps returning soldiers with PTSD
The Grio To re-live the event that trapped a soldier into the frightening flashbacks resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition that affects ...
28/12/2009
STUDY ON OLDER VETERANS AND PTSD THERAPY
VA Watchdog dot Org (blog) Finds that virtual reality therapy is more effective than the standard imagination therapy.
28/12/2009
Women veterans talk about changing roles in the military
Rapid City Journal “When you're deployed, you're there with a lot of others who are depressed and probably have PTSD, just like you do, so you manage to get along, ...
24/12/2009
Stress at war and at home
Austin American-Statesman For veterans who may be long removed from service, the holidays can be hard, too, exacerbating conditions such as depression or PTSD, said Vishal S. Anand,
24/12/2009
Stress at war and at home
Austin American-Statesman For veterans who may be long removed from service, the holidays can be hard, too, exacerbating conditions such as depression or PTSD, said Vishal S. Anand,
23/12/2009
On Memory: Spotless minds
Kelowna.com But this kind of treatment is all but useless for most PTSD victims, whose memories are already fixed, and intrusive to the point of mental illness. ...
22/12/2009
Army Turns To Resilience Training
Fort Smith Times Record The latest in a long line of Army programs to deal with PTSD is called Resilience Training, by which soldiers are taught to alter negative thought patterns ...
17/12/2009
Statistiques / Statistics Addiction Rampant in the Military - Addiction Watch
Researchers would then discover subsequent prescriptions being written for depression, anxiety and PTSD, and the suicides and addiction rates going up, ... http://www.addictionwatch.com/addiction/addiction-rampant-in-the-military USA Today study report:
17/12/2009
Vets face challenges in search for employment
Northwest Herald Hollywood long has chronicled soldiers having emotional or even violent outbursts as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. ...
14/12/2009
A Mounting Suicide Rate Prompts an Army Response TIME
(See pictures of an army town's struggle with PTSD.) "Soldiers who are suffering from post-traumatic stress are six times more likely to commit suicide than...
13/12/2009
Extra Stress From Holidays Can Trigger Domestic Violence Hartford Courant
... she has seen during her years of counseling and research at the Veterans Affairs' National Center for PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder] in Boston. ...
13/12/2009
National suicide policy pushed
National suicide policy pushed Toronto Sun Aglukkaq wasn't available for comment, but the government's Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), which also met with CASP Friday, said it is exploring ...
13/12/2009
Statistiques / Statistics Revealed: Army's growing toll of injured
Independent (UK) By the most conservative of estimates, nearly 5 per cent of those deployed will suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). With around 170000 soldiers ...
13/12/2009
Veterans use yoga in war with PTSD Metro.us (blog)
Lynch also struggled with PTSD until she discovered yoga and wanted to share that experience with other vets. Last month, President Obama announced 30000 ...
12/12/2009
Brain And Behavior Research Presented At ACNP Annual ... By Medical News Today admin
The 2009 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting featured innovative research on PTSD, biomarkers for schizophrenia and treatment for gambling addiction.
12/12/2009
Substance Matters: Military Service Members, Veterans and Their ... By Mark Willenbring, MD
It has taken a long time to address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the disorders that often accompany them such as substance use and other psychiatric disorders. Management of chronic pain remains controversial and ... I am now focused on transforming treatment foraddiction in America by offering a comprehensive continuum of care based in science, compassion, consumer choice, access and affordability. View my complete profile.
12/12/2009
Toxicomanie / Addictions Leading-edge therapy targets brain chemistry of addiction
Healthcanal.com The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (www.camh.net) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's...
11/12/2009
US: Soldiers Forced to Go AWOL for PTSD Care
Inter Press Service Upon his return to the US after his tour, Jasinski was suffering from severe PTSD from what he did and saw in Iraq, remorse and guilt for the work he did ...
11/12/2009
Vet Center provides a refuge from the horrors of war
Redwood Times The Eureka Vet Center provides services to veterans who have served in a combat zone and who are struggling with PTSD. The program was started by the United ...
10/12/2009
2 studies: PTSD is chemical change in brain
In one study, Christine Marx, of the Duke University Medical Center and Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, wondered why PTSD, depression and pain often occur together.
10/12/2009
A Group, pets2vets, Tries to Help Soldiers With Stress Disorder
Voice of America PTSD often causes severe sleep problems. One soldier with PTSD recently found an unlikely source of healing for his condition -- his dog Cheyenne. ... Demand Grows For Psychiatric Service Dogs 90.3 WCPN ideastream® The US Department of Defense has begun a year-long study comparing soldiers with PTSD who have psychiatric service dogs to those without. ...
10/12/2009
A Veteran Rides His Bike Across the Country
WCTV Randall said, "PTSD is something you can carry with you the rest of your life. You get these flashbacks night and day and you can't get away from them. ...
10/12/2009
Amino Acids: Brain Injury Treatment?
Ivanhoe (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every 23 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Now researchers say they may be on the trail to ...
10/12/2009
Feeling blue? Look to hugs before heaven
Globe and Mail Canadians who get hugs 'all the time' were twice as likely as to say their mental health was excellent. The Canadian Press From Friday's Globe and Mail ...
10/12/2009
Government Invests in Canada's Most Promising Humanities and Social Sciences ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) Depression is one of the most common mental health issues worldwide. The stigma surrounding it can be a significant burden, preventing those who need help ...
10/12/2009
It's OK for Superman to cry
Camp Verde Bugle TBI and PTSD at least have clinical names. The "afterlife" of combat includes divorce and despair, substance abuse and spousal abuse, joblessness and ...
10/12/2009
Late-breaking brain and behavior research presented at ACNP annual meeting ...
EurekAlert (press release) The 2009 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting will feature innovative research on PTSD, biomarkers for schizophrenia and treatment for ...
10/12/2009
NYU Professors Pinpoint How to Rewrite Fear Memories
NYU Local The new findings will most likely go towards treating anxiety disorders and PTSD, and not towards forgetting rainbow-haired ex-girlfriends. ...
10/12/2009
Pair aidant / Peer help West Fife woman quits RAF after war horrors
Dunfermline Press (UK) She suffered PTSD, a condition which wasn't helped, she said, by having been sent to Afghanistan subsequently for two tours of duty. ...
10/12/2009
Recherche, livres / Research news, books LINK BETWEEN PTSD RISK AND SMALLER BRAIN VA Watchdog dot Org (blog)
… PTSD after fighting in a war zone was strongly linked to smaller cortical volumes in four areas of the brain involved in identifying objects and words and ...
09/12/2009
Care for the Caregivers: Preventing Future Ft. Hoods Huffington Post (blog)
The US military has estimated that some 600000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ...
09/12/2009
CMHA, National supports Senate report on poverty, housing and homelessness:
CNW Group: Report addresses mental health issues
09/12/2009
Family drama and war horrors entangled in Sheridan's 'Brothers' [movie]
Tufts Daily His family is happy to have him back, but the sentiment quickly diminishes as his PTSD begins to show. Grace tries to understand by asking him about his ...
09/12/2009
Noninvasive technique blocks a conditioned fear in humans EurekAlert (press release)
... such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)," said NIMH Director Thomas R. Insel, MD The results add support to the hypothesis that emotional memories ...
09/12/2009
No quick fix
ArmyTimes.com The cadre at transition units do Internet training to help them understand the special needs of soldiers with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries, ...
09/12/2009
Study: Most Antidepressants Miss Target of Clinical Depression Science Daily (press release)
Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) used an advanced brain imaging method to measure levels of the brain protein MAO-A. MAO-A ...
09/12/2009
US: Whistleblower Psychiatrist Warns of Soldier on Soldier Violence
Inter Press Service Luther told IPS that he is working on 20 cases of soldiers suffering from PTSD who have been either maltreated by their commanders, have not been given ...
09/12/2009
Veterans' transition not always smooth
University Daily Kansan They can include depression, bipolar disorder and the most common, post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and drug abuse. According to the VA Web site,...
09/12/2009
Vets with PTSD: When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again--Tell Him to 'Think ... Huffington Post (blog)
It was to address the psychological trauma, then newly labeled as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD], that haunted him and to help him "grieve" that much...
08/12/2009
MDs to get guide for opioid prescriptions
CBC.ca Sources: Dr. Peter Selby, clinical director of the addictions program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, The Canadian Press The deaths were ...
07/12/2009
Conference: U.S. Examines Impact Of Military Service On Families And ...
By admin Patricia K. Shinseki, wife of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, and a former board member of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), will give the keynote address at the conference. She will discuss MCEC's initiative ...
02/12/2009
Benefits of a Trauma Recovery Program By Elements Behavioral Health
Trauma recovery programs are designed to help individuals suffering from trauma or abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and/or sexualaddiction/compulsivity. Such individuals may also be chemically dependent, and may even have ...
02/12/2009
LTC / TBI Managing Brain Injury - new Guide now available from the National ... InjuryBoard.com (blog)
In his continuing efforts to help those with traumatic brain injury and disabled from head trauma, Herndon Reston lawyer Doug Landau receives and reviews...
02/12/2009
Support Group Launched For Military Spouses
Oakdale Leader According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can occur after someone has been through a traumatic event. ...
01/12/2009
Discover the truth behind sex addiction
But is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Penny Lawson, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist at Bellwood Health Centre in Toronto shares the truth behind sexual addiction and the damage it can cause. This Chatelaine magazine is linked at...
01/12/2009
Senate committee visits CFB Petawawa
Pembroke Daily Observer During the visit, the subject of soldiers' mental health and occupational stress injuries was brought up by the panel a number of time. Base surgeon, Maj. ...
01/12/2009
Supreme Court throws out Korean war veteran's death sentence
Los Angeles Times It comes as thousands of US soldiers are being treated for PTSD suffered as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both the Florida Supreme Court and...
November
30/11/2009
More Iraq, Afghanistan veterans need help
San Francisco Chronicle The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have produced more diagnosed cases of PTSD and debilitating injuries per capita than any other war in the nation's history,...
30/11/2009
Natural Disasters, War, and Children's Mental Health
Psychiatric Times The psychiatric status of the children was evaluated by a diagnostic interview, and 30% met the criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). ...
30/11/2009
Recherche, livres / Research news, books Marines Use Brain Scans to Spot PTSD Before the War
Wired News Darpa, the DoD's out-there research agency, wants a better understanding of stress reactions to come up with a quick-fix, PTSD-prevention pharmaceutical.
30/11/2009
Santé mental / Mental health Mental Health Commission releases framework for mental health strategy
Canada NewsWire (press release) "It also promotes the mental health and well-being of everyone living in Canada ." Kirby adds that there is no health without mental health. ...
29/11/2009
Mental health issues need to be priority: author Ottawa Citizen
Anxiety is the most prevalent mental-health problem across the globe, according to 2002 statistics from the World Health Organization. ...
29/11/2009
PTSD support center to open
ENC Today Jacksonville is now home to one of only eight sites in the nation to host a new psychiatric program specifically designed to assist active-duty troops and ...
29/11/2009
Study to Examine Health of Female Vietnam Vets
MedPage Today It will assess the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other mental and physical problems, and the relationship between PTSD and other ...
27/11/2009
Diversion court gives combat veterans a second chance
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel As the number of veterans battling post traumatic stress, alcohol and drug addictions, and traumatic brain injuries skyrockets while the wars in Iraq and ...
25/11/2009
Ontario Shores and University of Toronto Partner to Advance Mental Health Care
Canada NewsWire (press release) "It is through these partnerships that we can embrace innovation and discovery and work together to make mental health care even better. ...
25/11/2009
US Army Using Telehealth Mobile Phone Case Manager Support to Improve Quality ... Behavioral Health Central (blog)
By Robin Jay, BHC Editorial Director More than 10000 US Army soldiers who have returned from duty in Iraq or Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury or...
24/11/2009
Pair aidant / Peer help Mom befriends wife of PTSD vet charged with murder
Daily American Online “And I don't think bad of Nick as he needs help to deal with PTSD.” Her words reached a young couple sorely in need of encouragement. “Oh my God, oh my God, ...
23/11/2009
Military Launching Preemptive Strikes Against Mental Illness
Popular Science By Clay Dillow Posted 11.23.2009 at 5:49 pm 0 Comments Another Stressful Day At The Office While there's no cure for PTSD, researchers hope to identify...
23/11/2009
Virtual Reality for PTSD
Psychiatric Times Virtual reality (VR)-facilitated exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), recently evaluated under combat conditions in Iraq, ...
22/11/2009
Military suicides: Army Sgt. Coleman Bean's downward spiral ends with gunfire
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com "All of us had a rough time when we got out," said Phillip Hatton, 26, of Lexington, Ky., who continues to receive treatment for PTSD. ...
22/11/2009
PTSD: An Unseen Yet Real Battle Wound
US Navy SEALs Blog & Information (blog) Those who are yet uninitiated may wonder — what is PTSD and what is its significance to the Navy SEALs – or any other site that talks about sailors and ...
19/11/2009
New On-line Resource for Children and Youth Struggling with Mental Health Issues Trading Markets (press release)
Using an online marketing approach, the site shares stories of children and youth as well as the latest mental health news for those looking for information ...
19/11/2009
Veterans' families given support
BBC News A support group has been created for friends and relatives of Cornish service personnel who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
18/11/2009
Demystifying Bipolar Disorder in Nova Scotia: Integrating it ...
Canada NewsWire (press release) Dr. Claire O'Donovan, Psychiatrist, Mood Disorders, Capital District Mental Health Programs and Associate Professor with the Department of Psychiatry at ...
16/11/2009
Bring US homeless in from the cold [opinion with interesting overview] guardian.co.uk - UK
... for those with mental health and drug addiction problems, for women and children fleeing domestic violence, for military veterans experiencing PTSD, ...
16/11/2009
Former Army photojournalist offers glimpse into year in Iraq
NewsOK.com But perhaps the most dramatic and lasting effect Minnick and many other soldiers will endure is the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that often throws...
16/11/2009
PTSD affects families, too
Seacoastonline.com Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder and can occur when an individual experiences events that are typically outside the normal realm...
15/11/2009
Traumatised troops get payout pittance after Afghanistan and Iraq
Times Online (UK) Post traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] needs to be fully recognised and adequately compensated. When you're talking about £3000 for someone who has gotPTSD ...
14/11/2009
Traitements / Treatments Doctor helping soldiers battle post-traumatic stress disorder
Lancaster Newspapers Not far from here is a place they can seek help, at the inpatient combat PTSD program at Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center. ...
13/11/2009
'The war doesn't really touch' public
So Md News Dr. Stacy Pollack, director of the trauma services program at the Washington, DC, VA Medical Center, said that PTSD is one of the three most common ...
13/11/2009
Military steps up aid for suicidal soldiers
Toronto Star OTTAWA–The military is creating a rapid reaction force of mental health workers to investigate suicidal soldiers and better treat psychological problems in ...
13/11/2009
Traumatic Brain And PTSD Disorders Seen In Scans InjuryBoard.com (blog)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common brain change seen in about one in five veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. ...
12/11/2009
Military Support Program helps veterans deal with PTSD
By Susan Kondracki, Record-Journal staff "People with post traumatic stress disorder oftentimes don't know they have it. It's the people around them, the people that know them that see the signs," said Linda Schwartz, state commissioner of veterans' affairs.
12/11/2009
Pair aidant / Peer help Canadian support system world leader for soldiers
KJ Mullin Article from November: Canada has a complex Enhanced Post-deployment Screening Process that takes place three to six months after a soldier returns from deployment.
12/11/2009
PTSD: The Haunting Effects of War Part 3
UpperMichigansSource.com She sees veterans from all eras suffering from PTSD and struggling to live normal lives. "The training is quite vigilant and hard,” she said. ...
12/11/2009
Scans help reveal impact of 'hidden' brain injuries: Doctors able to see how brain... TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
It's a noninvasive technique called "diffusion tensor imaging" that merely adds a little time to a standard MRI scan.
11/11/2009
For Some Veterans, the Battle Continues Against PTSD
PBS NewsHour JIM LEHRER: Now, on this Veterans Day, we have two takes on the mental stresses of war and how military men and women are dealing with them. ...
11/11/2009
Statistiques / Statistics Veteran Mental Health Problems on the Rise
PR Newswire (press release) Past research has shown that, of service members who display symptoms of PTSD and other mental health issues, only 4 out of 10 have sought help from a...
11/11/2009
Veterans: A War Within Part 1
Northland's NewsCenter Over a span of forty years, Plants who has been diagnosed with PTSD, spent time in prison in four states, including Montana, where he was locked up for six...
11/11/2009
Veterans: A War Within Part 1
Northland's NewsCenter Over a span of forty years, Plants who has been diagnosed with PTSD, spent time in prison in four states, including Montana, where he was locked up for six...
10/11/2009
Traitements / Treatments New therapy at Madison hospital helps veterans overcome PTSD
Wisconsin State Journal It's part of a “prolonged exposure” therapy to alleviate PTSD symptoms from a bloody ambush St. John experienced as an Army sergeant. ...
October
29/10/2009
Traitements / Treatments VA treats PTSD through 'Exposure Therapy'
Live 5 News Dr. Matthew Yoder is Lowe's therapist and says the majority of people with PTSD are not diagnosed, and many do not realize the help that is available to ...
28/10/2009
A Groundbreaking Court Decision for Vets With PTSD
Reuters It was the first trial in the US where a Veteran's PTSD was successfully considered to mitigate the circumstances of a crime. Dr. William Brown and Dr. ...
28/10/2009
Donation for Further Research in Mental Health and Addictions
Trading Markets (press release) The combined donations will support the most ambitious fundraising campaign ever undertaken in Canada for mental illness and addictions: The CAMH ...
28/10/2009
LTC / TBI Stem cell research could provide stroke breakthrough
Troy Media Corporation Since then, scientists have been searching for ways to stimulate the cells and heal brain damage that follows strokes and traumatic brain injury. ...
28/10/2009
Mounties' stress disability claims rising
United Press International However, he said the increase in disability claims is likely part of more awareness of PTSD, which first was documented among soldiers in World War I and...
28/10/2009
Pair aidant / Peer help Veteran shares about stress disorder
Coos Bay World Black said in his engaging, emotional and often times funny presentation on “PTSD from a veteran.” While the Portland State University psychology major and...
28/10/2009
Project Valour-IT: Give a Wounded Vet a Lifeline This Week
The Weekly Standard ... Wii game systems, and GPS systems to recuperating veterans with serious injuries to limbs, traumatic brain injury and memory loss, and sever PTSD. ...
28/10/2009
The Development of Autobiographical Memory Psydir News
... the focus of most PTSD studies, however rarely has there been an investigation on the aspect of disturbed intentional recall within the PTSD patient population. Jelinek et al. decided to; The Neurobiological Development of Addiction ...
28/10/2009
Vets Prevail Twitter Account Reaches First Milestone of 1000 Followers
PR Web (press release) VetTips included: - If a loved one has PTSD, try to understand his/her triggers so that you can avoid a stressful situation before it occurs. ...
27/10/2009
Fighting stress stigma
The Canberra Times Hundreds of people attended an event at King's Park for the second National PTSD Awareness Day, organised by non-profit community organisation Picking Up ...
27/10/2009
Focus On Psychological Injuries Of Soldiers At US Mental Health Summit
MedIndia ... noted that in the past “unseen injuries such as post-traumatic stress and Traumatic Brain Injury were not accorded the full attention they deserved. ...
27/10/2009
Medford man returns to Vietnam to heal
Mail Tribune "But my PTSD was causing severe depression." His diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder, which he and counselors say led to drug abuse and homelessness ...
27/10/2009
Statistiques / Statistics Job Stress Brings Gastrointestinal Problems
WebMD At visit two, the mental health problems persisted, with 21.3% of those who had GERD at the first visit reporting PTSD and 32.8% reporting depression. ...
27/10/2009
Toxicomanie / Addictions MADD wants Quebec to toughen up laws
London Free Press A Centre for Addiction and Mental Health study concludes as many as 555 deaths a year would be avoided in Canada if the criminal BAC was lowered to .05.
27/10/2009
Truehope Challenges Health Canada in Federal Courts Claiming Constitutional Breach
Earthtimes (press release) In the 2006 Alberta Court case the Canadian Mental Health Association's, Alberta Director, Ron Lajeunesse bore witness that because of Health Canada's ...
27/10/2009
What you need to know about psychiatric services
Kelowna.com All psychiatrists trained in Canada have training for all age groups. The vast majority of mental health care is provided by non-psychiatrists, ...
26/10/2009
Master Regulator Found For Regenerating Nerve Fibers In Live Animals
Science Daily (press release) ... suggest Mst3b -- or agents that stimulate it -- as a possible means of treating stroke, spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injury. ...
26/10/2009
Preventing crisis situation
FOX Toledo Online “I've had a family member come home with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder),” said Dawn Heisler, Heroes in Action Director. “I've seen all the struggles ...
26/10/2009
VA, DoD Host National Mental Health Summit US Department of Veterans Affairs
… to address the mental health care needs of America’s military personnel, families and Veterans, harnessing the programs, resources and expertise of both departments to deal with the aftermath of the battlefield
23/10/2009
Recovering from painful experiences
Gloucester Daily Times PTSD is a specific kind of anxiety disorder experienced by individuals who are the victims of or witness to some horrifying event, or who have experienced ...
22/10/2009
A new way to look at brain injuries
Baylor College of Medicine News With a grant from the Department of Defense, Rasband's group is currently studying traumatic brain injury to determine if blast injuries like those ...
22/10/2009
Alec Webster set up a helpline after struggling to find help with his PTSD
BBC Berkshire He added: "They don't actually understand post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is a major problem for any squaddie coming out of the armed services. ...
22/10/2009
PTSD catches up with veterans, but treatment, awareness are improving
The Birmingham News - al.com Jose Vazquez, a social worker who has been working with PTSD patients at the medical center for nearly 20 years, says many Iraq and Afghanistan vets who...
22/10/2009
Télésanté, ressources en ligne / Telehealth, Online Resources Online Addictions Resource: Codependency and PTSD 1
By admin Addiction Recovery Coaching. Would you like to have a personal one-on-one recovery coach? We can exchange email or chat online. I have over 32 years of recovery and experience. I want to help you. I can give you a lot of self-help links ...
15/10/2009
Veterans Treatment Courts help vets reintegrate
Wisconsin Radio Network A number of military veterans end up in the corrections system due to untreated combat-related illnesses, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — or PTSD …
14/10/2009
Booze Could Blunt Effects of Traumatic Injury
ABC News Just last month, researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles reported that among over 38000 brain-injured patients, those who'd been ...
14/10/2009
Soldiers need support returning to civilian life
Opinion, Pamela Wallin, THE WINDSOR STAR … Master Cpl. Roger Furoy is a medic, who was attached to the famous Charlie Company during Operation Medusa, a major Canadian-led assault against the Taliban in 2006.
13/10/2009
Off-Label Use of Psychiatric Medications Common for Veterans
Brain Blogger (blog) Most (more than 40%) of the patients had a diagnosis of PTSD. Other patients receiving off-label antipsychotics had diagnoses of major or minor depression,...
12/10/2009
PTSD: An Army colonel's quest for answers
ArmyTimes.com Then a military psychiatrist told him she didn't believe commanders cared about PTSD. “I can tell you that's probably true,” O'Connor said. ...
12/10/2009
Study may help curb cases of combat-stress disorder
Austin American-Statesman Is there anything in their genetics, brain structure or ability to handle stress that might make them more or less prone to PTSD? ...
11/10/2009
Living the Dream
New York Times Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a monster that war veterans have been facing since the beginning of armed conflict. In a nutshell, it is the stress ...
11/10/2009
More Vietnam vets seeking PTSD help
Tribune Review Before then, PTSD symptoms went by other names, including "shell shock." For years, the Monroeville man said, he led a "double life," working for the Postal...
11/10/2009
Statistiques / Statistics ATTRITION: The Growing Cost Of Combat Stress
Strategy Page October 11, 2009: The US Army is beginning to see more widespread effects from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) in Afghanistan. ...
10/10/2009
Brain injuries plague returning veterans
East Valley Tribune In some cases, TBI is more debilitating than the loss of a limb, and with harsher psychological effects than post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. ...
10/10/2009
Local seminar focuses on impact of PTSD
The Tribune-Democrat Treatment has allowed Blackledge to continue his career, which now includes advocating for outreach and treatment programs for those with PTSD and other...
10/10/2009
Neurologist to head mental health centre
Toronto Star "We were looking for a leader who could continue us down this road of building an outstanding academic health science institution that focuses on mental ...
09/10/2009
Screening for Mental Health, Inc. Awarded Department of Defense Funding for ...
Business Wire (press release) For military personnel, depression, PTSD, and other psychiatric disorders can be linked to the unique hardships they face: persistent worry and uncertainty, ...
08/10/2009
Iraq war veteran with PTSD gets a lighter sentence for armed robbery
WDAY He also suffers from PTSD. Some argued it was too light a punishment while others say he deserves leniency because of the mental illness. ...
08/10/2009
Marines challenge soldier's story of PTSD
Minnesota Public Radio Jamie Hafterson has said her son's PTSD is linked to serving two tours in Iraq, where she said he killed people and saw a suicide bomb seriously injure ...
08/10/2009
Pair aidant / Peer help
Education key to overcome PTSD stigma United States Army (press release) Rich B. O'Connor spent three years researching PTSD with three objectives in mind. First, as a squadron commander with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in ...
08/10/2009
Télésanté, ressources en ligne / Telehealth, Online Resources
Online PTSD program: Less Stigma, More Twitter? Wired News But until pill-popping becomes a viable means of PTSD prevention, the Internet might be one of the best ways for vets to cope. ...
07/10/2009
Brain injury lessons for sidelines and front lines
HeraldNet Through January 2009, nearly 9000 US troops in Iraq or Afghanistan had been evaluated or treated for traumatic brain injury, or TBI — the catch-all medical...
07/10/2009
LTC / TBI mraps: More blast protection, more concussions
ArmyTimes.com “My passion right now is trying to explain to soldiers that TBI and PTSD are not unlike someone who breaks a leg or is bleeding. ...
07/10/2009
Santé mental / Mental health
Canadian Forces Receive Mental Health Awards The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway; General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff; ...
06/10/2009
Chiarelli: Reduce brain-injury stigma
ArmyTimes.com Since taking over as the vice chief in August 2008, Chiarelli said cases of PTSD and TBI have grown from 38 percent to 52 percent among soldiers who have...
06/10/2009
Veteran in an Acute Dissociative State
Psychiatric Times In the context of PTSD, DSM-IV-TR describes this as, “In rare instances, the person experiences dissociative states that last from a few seconds to a few ...
03/10/2009
Where's the science? The sorry state of psychotherapy
Science Daily For example, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be the most effective treatment for PTSD and has the fewest side-effects, ...
02/10/2009
From War to Home: Psychiatric Emergencies of Returning Veterans
Psychiatric Times Their combat exposure, severity of PTSD, and impairments in interpersonal functioning are more similar to those experienced by career military. ...
01/10/2009
Computational models can help study exactly how brain reacts to fear
India Business Blog - Pune,MH,India The fear circuit is disrupted in PTSD victims, and they cannot retrieve the fear ...
01/10/2009
PTSD: New War on An Old Foe
Newsweek They are the invisible wounds of war, the battered minds and bruised spirits we have come to recognize as posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. ...
01/10/2009
The Army's New Policy on Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Center Admiral Mullen is motivated also by data published in recent studies on multiple concussions and traumatic brain injuries experienced by football players. ...
01/10/2009
This Month in Archives of General Psychiatry
Archives of General Psychiatry Combat veterans with PTSD and their trauma-unexposed identical co-twins had greater metabolic activity in the dorsal anterior cingulate/midcingulate cortex...
September
29/09/2009
CBC News New Brunswick Mental health policy for N.B. delayed until ...
McKee's report suggested 80 ways to improve the province's mental health system ... to an estimated 33739900 as of July 1 Statistics Canada reported Tuesday ...
03/09/2009
Ray Wiss - A Doctor on the Front Lines in Afghanistan [podcast by D&M, a well-known BC-based Canadian publisher regarding the book FOB Doc]
John Burns talks with Ray Wiss, a Canadian doctor serving on the frontlines in Afghanistan, who describes the camaraderie he's found with the troops, the horrors of treating roadside bomb injuries ….
21/09/2007
Traumatic brain injury - Professional Medical Resources
Profession medical resources for "traumatic brain injury" including "Traumatic Brain Injury Facts - NCIPC", "Traumatic Brain Injury: Hope Through Research:...
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