Tag Archives: ptsd

A Purple Heart for Soldiers with PTSD?

Those who have experienced the so-called invisible wounds of war, like psychological impairment, deserve recognition, some say. Continue reading

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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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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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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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PTSD: Too Costly to Treat?

A top congressional official has begun her own probe into whether diagnoses of PTSD are being reversed because of cost considerations. Continue reading

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Army Procedure is Raising Questions

In the wake of the Afghan massacre, the Army’s policy on redeployment of troops treated for PTSD has come under intense scrutiny. Continue reading

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Looking for Signs of Distress

A retired Army general is now heading up a nonprofit group dedicated to finding cures for brain disorders. Continue reading

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Risky Business: Painkiller Drugs

A government study notes that prescriptions for powerful medication, like morphine, can be hazardous in cases involving post-traumatic stress disorder. Continue reading

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