Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder « Veterans
Articles and Resources re:
PTSD in Veterans
Articles & Publications re: PTSD
- Learning and Memory in Combat Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (American Journal of Psychiatry)
The authors measured the intellectual functioning of 20 male combat veterans with PTSD.
- New Regulations on PTSD Claims (Dept. of Veterans Affairs – 7/12/10)
This new rule is for veterans of any era.
- PTSD is Real, PTSD Fraud is Not – Veterans Rebuttal to AP (Veterans Today – 5/9/10)
On May 1, the Associated Press printed an incomplete and inaccurate article about veterans who file disability claims against the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Without citing a source, AP wrote, “The problem: The [VA claims] system is dysfunctional, an open invitation to fraud. And the VA has proposed changes that could make deception even easier.”
- Veterans Affairs to Relax PTSD Evidence Requirements (ABC News – 7/10/10)
Calling post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries the “signature injuries of today’s wars,” President Obama announced in his weekly address that on Monday the Department of Veterans Affairs will make it easier for veterans to get the benefits they need. For related article, see "New Disability Benefits Regulations for Veterans with PTSD."
- Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress are at High Risk of Dementia (USA Today – 7/09)
Veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a significantly higher risk of developing dementia compared with veterans who don't have the disorder, a study reports.
Resources: Websites & Blogs re: PTSD
- National Center for PTSD (US Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
The Center aims to help U.S. Veterans and others through research, education, and training on trauma and PTSD.
- Patience Mason's PTSD Blog
A blog about the realities of PTSD from the wife of a Vietnam vet, Robert Mason, who wrote the book, Chickenhawk, a memoir of his tour as a helicopter pilot, who came home with PTSD.
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (National Institute of Mental Health)
PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat.
- PTSD Combat: Winning the War Within
While a wide variety of events can trigger what's called post-traumatic stress disorder, this PTSD blog focuses solely on the combat-related variety. As a new generation of warriors returns to civilian life and seeks out resources, PTSD Combat is here to help.
- Veterans and PTSD (New York Online Access to Health – 7/17/10)
An abundance of resources related to family, Iraq, spirituality, treatment and women veterans.