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PTSD RESEARCH

Researchers Testing Light Therapy for Gulf War Illness

Gulf War Illness
Researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System are currently testing the effects of light therapy on brain function in veterans with Gulf War Illness. The current study is following up on promising results from a pilot study in which veteran participants reported fewer symptoms...
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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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Suicide Rate Among Young Veterans Has Tripled, Report Finds

At least 22 veterans commit suicide every day and young male veterans under the age of 30 are three times more likely to commit suicide when compared to civilian males in the same age bracket, according to a new briefing released Thursday by the Department of Veteran Affairs. The...
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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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