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Funding for mental health research yielding results

Funding for mental health research yielding results

Research advances in mental health and care provided for Soldiers is light years ahead of what it was during the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the director of Army Medical Command told Congress. Lt. Gen. Patricia D. […]


Army releases October suicide statistics

Army releases October suicide statistics

Suicides in the Army continue to remain high. In October, there were 20 potential suicides of active-duty Soldiers, meaning that some have been confirmed and others remain under investigation. The number for potential or confirmed suicides in September was 15. […]


Combat medics receive battlefield stress training

Combat medics receive battlefield stress training

As four Soldiers watched Jeopardy in the hospital waiting room, a female Soldier began looking over the stack of papers she’d just received after a briefing. Her eyes skimming over the front page, Spc. Larre A. Donaldson, a combat medic, […]


Army research looks at new PTSD treatment

Army research looks at new PTSD treatment

While there are no simple cures for post-traumatic stress disorder, a leading military researcher said progress is being made with a new treatment method and a number of recent studies. Col. Carl Castro, director of the Military Operational Medicine Research […]


Holistic treatments help Soldiers battle PTSD

Holistic treatments help Soldiers battle PTSD

For some Soldiers, the emotional scars of combat can be just as overwhelming as the physical ones. Often, Soldiers had only a choice between suppression or medical discharge. But the Warrior Resilience Center at Fort Bliss, Texas, seeks to help […]


Army looking to ensure PTSD diagnosis consistent

Army looking to ensure PTSD diagnosis consistent

The Army’s surgeon general told members of Congress that the service is investigating how post-traumatic stress disorder is diagnosed to ensure consistency at all hospitals. Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho and the surgeons general from the Air Force and Navy […]


Experts Assess the Impact of Military Combat

Experts Assess the Impact of Military Combat

From 3 to 5 June, 32 experts in the assessment and treatment of combat-related injuries will gather at a workshop in Salzburg, Austria. Delegates will work to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by troop-contributing countries. This NATO-funded […]


Education is key in fight against PTSD

Education is key in fight against PTSD

Stemming the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, requires awareness, education and recognizing its symptoms, a senior military psychiatrist said. Navy Capt. Paul S. Hammer, director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, […]


Smartphone app helps troops, vets manage stress

Smartphone app helps troops, vets manage stress

Veterans dealing with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can turn to their smartphones for help any time with the “PTSD Coach” application created by the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments. “This is about giving veterans and service members the help […]


 
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