PTSD http://tpr.org en The Source: The Unsung Military Caregivers http://tpr.org/post/source-unsung-military-caregivers <p>5.5 million people are caring for the injured and returned military veterans across the U.S. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan&nbsp;have seen a dramatic rise in the need for caregivers.</p><p>Since 2001, 2.5 million troops were deployed. Many died and tens of thousands returned and are now living with a disability--relying on friends and family for day-to-day assistance.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:16:47 +0000 Paul Flahive 29818 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Unsung Military Caregivers How Blaming PTSD Could Affect Other Soldiers Returning From War http://tpr.org/post/how-blaming-ptsd-could-affect-other-soldiers-returning-war <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As everyone searches for answers to the Fort Hood shooting, the psychiatric community explores</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the reasons for the shooting that left four dead and 16 wounded at Fort Hood. Psychiatrists worry&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">that blaming post-traumatic stress disorder will have long-lasting effects on the returning veterans who will be looking for jobs.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:07:59 +0000 Eileen Pace 29525 at http://tpr.org How Blaming PTSD Could Affect Other Soldiers Returning From War San Antonio Researcher Honored By White House For PTSD Work With Military http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-researcher-honored-white-house-ptsd-work-military <p>San Antonio researcher <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Stacy </span>Young-McCaughan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is one of ten women </span>honored at the White House today for her research into post traumatic stress disorder in soldiers.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:33:42 +0000 Eileen Pace 28904 at http://tpr.org The Source: Working For A PTSD Cure | Budget Cuts And The Library http://tpr.org/post/source-working-ptsd-cure-budget-cuts-and-library <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year in the U.S. military there were more deaths from suicide than there were combat deaths. The sobering statistic came out despite the influx of money and coverage of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder amongst veterans for the past few years. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Over the weekend the White House and the Department of Defense announced a significant investment in research for PTSD and the University of Texas Health Science Center will be leading a large part of the effort. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:23:57 +0000 Paul Flahive 16659 at http://tpr.org The Source: Working For A PTSD Cure | Budget Cuts And The Library DOD Awards UT Health Science Center $45 Million For Global PTSD Study http://tpr.org/post/dod-awards-ut-health-science-center-45-million-global-ptsd-study <p>The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has been chosen by the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration to lead post traumatic stress disorder studies of military members and veterans.</p><p>The&nbsp;STRONG STAR Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP) grant was announced by the White House along with DOD and VA officials over the weekend. It is a unified, worldwide effort to defeat combat-related PTSD.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:11:27 +0000 Eileen Pace 16564 at http://tpr.org DOD Awards UT Health Science Center $45 Million For Global PTSD Study Military Dogs Showing Signs Of PTSD From Combat Deployments http://tpr.org/post/military-dogs-showing-signs-ptsd-combat-deployments <p>America’s wars have long taken their toll on the people who fight them, and the recent attention to post-traumatic stress disorder has helped improve treatment for those who suffer; however, nightly newscasts and newspaper headlines never mention the military working dogs who are also changed by the combat zone.</p><p>"Ultimately we want these dogs to become military working dogs and go down range and save lives,” said Tech. Sgt. Joe Null, who fosters canine companions for the first few months of their lives to socialize them.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:19:34 +0000 Ryan Loyd 6804 at http://tpr.org Military Dogs Showing Signs Of PTSD From Combat Deployments Veterans To Get PTSD Help At Library Seminar http://tpr.org/post/veterans-get-ptsd-help-library-seminar <p></p><p>Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan could face a&nbsp;more critical type of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of multiple deployments, and one&nbsp;noted psychiatrist and specialist on PTSD fears an increase of sufferers among today’s veterans.</p><p>Dr. Harry Croft literally wrote the book on PTSD among veterans. In his book titled, “I Always Sit with My Back to the Wall,” Croft outlines a seven-step program to recover from PTSD.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:32:52 +0000 Eileen Pace 4170 at http://tpr.org