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'I'm Still Dealing With It': How Two Veterans Are Learning to Cope with PTSD

Army veteran Isiah James ‘loved’ being in the military. He says he enjoyed the kinship and camaraderie that the U.S. armed forces offered him. But when the Army medically retired him at 27, “that’s when all the problems hit me,”…
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Combat Veterans Needed for UCF Study

Combat Veterans are needed for a UCF study – UCF Restores is recruiting Veterans and/or active duty who were involved in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars for a research study on PTSD. The study will help develop tests to aid clinicians in their…
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The Startling Toll on Children Who Witness Domestic Violence is Just Now Being Understood

Witnessing abuse carries the same risk of harm to children's mental health and learning as if the children had been abused directly, new research shows. Read more.
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Panthers' Hiring of a Mental Health Clinician is a 'Game-Changer'

In early August, Steve Smith revealed he had had bouts of depression while an active player with the Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens. He talked about feeling "trapped, inferior and alone." Carolina's all-time leading receiver spoke…
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Colorado Jail Helps Inmates Who Have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries - U.S. News

From 2007 to 2008, Kevin Leeper was a soldier in the U.S. Army, stationed in Iraq. Now, at age 31, he wears a different uniform: a tan jumpsuit and a barcode around his wrist. Leeper has been serving time at Colorado's Boulder County…
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A Shorter—but Effective—Treatment for PTSD - National Institute of Mental Health

First-line treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often require many treatment sessions and delivery by extensively trained therapists. Now, research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has shown that a…
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FREE Webinar: Traumatic Brain Injury Among Service Members and Veterans: What Behavioral Health Providers, Families and Peers Should Know - August 28 at 1:30 PM

The U.S. Department of Defense and Veteran's Brain Injury Center estimates that 22% of combat casualties are brain injuries. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in service members and veterans often goes under-recognized because it can take days and…
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Some Veterans Worry a PTSD Diagnosis Will Force Them to Choose: Treatment or Their Guns - The Huffington Post

Despite assurance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, some veterans worry that diagnosis and treatment of PTSD will result in the government seizing their firearms. Read more.
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Increased Stress on Fathers Leads to Brain Development Changes in Offspring - Science News

New research in mice has found that a father's stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father's sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding…