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Jun 30, 2014

Program Helps Vets With PTSD Return to Normal Life

Program Helps Vets With PTSD Return to Normal Life

A Montgomery County program helps veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder and other challenges return to a normal life.

Jun 28, 2014

Surge in PTSD Diagnoses Amid Backlogs at Vets’ Med Centers

Surge in PTSD Diagnoses Amid Backlogs at Vets’ Med Centers

Local veterans’ medical centers are suffering backlogs and long wait times for appointments amid a surge in post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses among troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jun 4, 2014

Meditative Technique Used to Combat PTSD

Meditative Technique Used to Combat PTSD

Some studies show a symptom reduction of 50 percent after eight weeks of transcendental meditation.

May 14, 2014

After Husband's Tragic Death, Widow Takes on PTSD

After Husband's Tragic Death, Widow Takes on PTSD

Kryn Miner was a loving father and husband, his wife said. A dedicated career soldier. The guy who would walk into a room and make immediate friends. But after 11 deployments in seven years, he became troubled.

Feb 16, 2013

Military Medical Study Compares Depression Treatments

Military Medical Study Compares Depression Treatments

The U.S. military's flagship medical center is evaluating a technology that could produce more effective anti-depression treatment for service members and veterans.

Nov 28, 2012

Study: Ecstasy Party Drug May Help PTSD

Study: Ecstasy Party Drug May Help PTSD

New research suggests the use of the party drug ecstasy may be effective for even the most resistant form of post-traumatic stress disorder when used alongside psychotherapy, the military newspaper Stars...

Feb 4, 2009

Virtual Therapy for PTSD

Virtual Therapy for PTSD

A Chicago area hospital is unveiling a new virtual reality program designed to help American military personnel with post traumatic stress disorder, or P.T.S.D.

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