Tag Archives: mental health

Wanted: Better Care for PTSD

A ranking lawmaker wants Congress to help effect better services for behavioral-health issues under the Defense and VA umbrella. Continue reading

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VA Aims at More Video Use in Mental-health Treatment

In a suicide-prevention effort, VA chief Shinsecki tells of a desire to respond more quickly to requests for mental-health care with video conferencing. Continue reading

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Defense Chief Announces Military-wide Review of Mental Health Records

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls for a recheck of files dating to 2001 affecting diagnoses touching on issues of mental health. Continue reading

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Army Hunts for Faulty Diagnoses

The Army reviews thousands of medical files to identify and correct misdiagnoses of mental health issues. Continue reading

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An Alarming Surge in Suicides

Their number is again on the rise, after leveling off in 2010 and 2011, and the Pentagon is struggling to get at the root causes. Continue reading

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A Genetic Link to Suicide?

An analysis of blood samples is the object of a $2.4 million grant for a study looking into the possible genetic causes of the Army’s suicide epidemic. Continue reading

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Bomb Effects Likened to Athletic Experience

Researchers find that the force created by an explosion causes effects similar to those experienced on the playing field. Continue reading

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PTSD and Misdiagnosis

Complaints that the serious nature of behavioral health issues, like PTSD, has been downplayed have caused the Army to review its medical evaluations. Continue reading

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Taking the Stigma Out of PTSD

There’s a push for warriors and veterans to seek treatment for issues related to their mental health, but standard definitions often carry a stigma. Continue reading

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Veterans Lose in Court

However inefficient the VA system may be, says a federal appeals court, the judiciary lacks the power to order improvements. Continue reading

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