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Heart Disease Among Vets With PTSD

  A new study finds Vietnam veterans who experienced posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were twice as likely to die from heart disease as veterans without PTSD. The more severe the PTSD diagnosis, the greater the likelihood of death from heart disease, the study showed....
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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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A daughter faces demons of father’s war

"Daddy," she whispers when her father, a welder, comes home. He does not respond. His eyes are wild. He collapses into a rocking chair, his hands trembling, his breathing labored. She doesn't understand her father's strange behavior. It's as though he's...
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PTSD leaves physical footprints on the brain

Experiments probe further into post-traumatic stress disorder Four PTSD-related research experiments at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center: Nasal spray: Scott Panter is developing a battlefield-ready nasal spray for troops who suffer brain trauma. After the trauma...
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#PTSD – Life with PTSD, Words From a Veteran

In my discussions with service members I not only encourage them to speak with loved ones about their struggles but direct them to resources such as the Military Pathways Program. This program offers service members, veterans, and their families the opportunity to take free,...
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