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post traumatic stress disorder

Vietnam veteran steps up to keep a promise

It is a promise born of the pain endured by Vietnam veterans who felt abandoned – not just by a nation insulated from their experience, but worse, abandoned by previous generations of veterans that many of the Vietnam generation looked up to as role models and heroes. In some...
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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Cardiovascular Disease

Abstract This review provides an up-to-date summary of the evidence from clinical and epidemiologic studies indicating that persons with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have an increased risk of coronary heart disease and possibly thromboembolic stroke. Persons with...
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PTSD Independently Linked to Ischemic Heart Disease

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been linked to an increased risk for ischemic heart disease, new research shows. A prospective study conducted by investigators at University of California, San Francisco, showed that myocardial ischemia was approximately twice as...
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40 years later, scars of Vietnam War remain for vets

The last American troops left South Vietnam on March 30, 1973, and now almost 40 years later, some Vietnam veterans are still affected by the war, physically and psychologically. “The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, we have many veterans who receive money from the V.A....
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Depression stems from miscommunication between brain cells, study shows

A new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that depression results from a disturbance in the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. The study indicates a major shift in our understanding of how depression is caused and how it should be...
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PTSD Research: Vets’ PTSD affects mental and physical health of partners

According to the researchers, the most remarkable finding was that the partners of veterans with PTSD showed even greater increases in blood pressure during conflict than the veterans with PTSD themselves, suggesting that these partners may be at similar, if not greater, risk for...
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Military Suicides: One U.S. Veteran Dies Every 65 Minutes

The study released on Friday by the Department of Veterans Affairs covered suicides from 1999 to 2010 and compared with a previous, less precise VA estimate that there were roughly 18 veteran deaths a day in the United States. More than 69 percent of veteran suicides were among...
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