Veterans & Military Issues

Suicide Prevention in Veterans

Suicide Prevention in Veterans

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Meeting the Needs of a Vulnerable Population

Improvements Needed in Treating Veterans With PTSD, Depression

Improvements Needed in Treating Veterans With PTSD, Depression

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The number and timing of follow-up psychotherapy visits may be inadequate to deliver evidence-based psychotherapy.

Meditation for PTSD Soldiers Can Reduce Need for Meds

Meditation for PTSD Soldiers Can Reduce Need for Meds

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After one month of transcendental meditation, more than 80% of active-duty soldiers with PTSD had stabilized, reduced, or stopped taking meds.

PTSD Severity Linked to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea in Veterans

PTSD Severity Linked to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea in Veterans

Every significant increase in severity of a PTSD symptom was associated with a 40% increase in being at high risk for sleep apnea.

Depression Can Exacerbate Anger in Vets With PTSD

Depression Can Exacerbate Anger in Vets With PTSD

Almost 75% of soldiers with signs of PTSD also seemed to suffer from depression.

After TBI, PTSD Symptoms Predict Later Disability

After TBI, PTSD Symptoms Predict Later Disability

PTSD symptoms were the strongest predict of later disability in military personnel with mild traumatic brain injury.

Mindfulness Training Focuses Soldiers' Attention

Mindfulness Training Focuses Soldiers' Attention

Soldiers who underwent mindfulness training before deployment had fewer attentional lapses and less mind wandering.

Treating Insomnia Reduces Suicidal Thoughts in Veterans

Treating Insomnia Reduces Suicidal Thoughts in Veterans

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia reduced symptoms of insomnia and suicidal ideation in veterans.

PTSD Combined With Brain Injury Compounds Poor Outcomes

PTSD Combined With Brain Injury Compounds Poor Outcomes

Veterans who have both PTSD and traumatic brain injury have worse outcomes than those who have just one condition.

Service Dogs Help Reduce PTSD Symptoms in Veterans

Service Dogs Help Reduce PTSD Symptoms in Veterans

Service dogs can reduce PTSD symptoms, improve relationships, and reduce substance abuse in veterans.

IBM's Watson Computer Will Help VA Doctors Treat PTSD

IBM's Watson Computer Will Help VA Doctors Treat PTSD

The Department of Veterans Affairs will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to advise physicians on PTSD treatment for veterans.

Marijuana May Actually Worsen PTSD Symptoms

Marijuana May Actually Worsen PTSD Symptoms

An observational study of 2000 participants find that medical marijuana made PTSD symptoms worse and increased violent behavior.

PTSD Still Prevalent Among Vietnam Veterans

PTSD Still Prevalent Among Vietnam Veterans

More than 283,000 Vietnam combat veterans have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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