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Woman with rare condition doesn't experience fear, raises hope for PTSD sufferers

3/14/2015 - There are several popular phrases that urge people to fight their fears. Overcoming fears, forging on despite them, finding happiness when experiencing fears and doing one thing that you fear every day are all part of the many sayings. For one woman living in Iowa, fear is nonexistent in her life....

Former guardsmen with PTSD appeals after town convicts him for owning therapeutic pets

3/10/2015 - An Ohio veteran is fighting for permission to keep his pet ducks, which he says have helped him with overcoming the symptoms of PTSD he suffers since returning home from service in Iraq. Darin Welker lives in West Lafayette, a small village located near Coshocton, Ohio. He served in the Army National...

Veterans with PTSD cope with help of nature, pets and yoga

9/24/2014 - Army veteran Stephen Simmons arrived home from his last tour in Iraq in 2008, but adjusting to civilian life has been difficult due to his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (1) It's not uncommon for those suffering from PTSD to experience feelings of shock, guilt and anger, while also having...

U.S. military to treat PTSD with brain implants

5/31/2014 - Is it possible to predict a mood swing or control psychological outcomes? The Pentagon is betting that, someday soon, it will possess the technology to do so, and with it develop the ability to treat anxiety, depression, memory loss and all of the other symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress...

Public Health Service approves marijuana testing for PTSD treatment

4/6/2014 - From flashbacks and insomnia to anxiety and depression, veterans are coming home to America in need of help on many levels, and the last thing they need is "chemical" medicine. Though "psych" meds are prescribed almost across the board for "psychological" issues, the psychiatric manual DSM-5 doesn't...

Yoga provides relief to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

11/17/2013 - It used to be that "yoga" and "veterans" were two words you never heard in the same sentence. But in 2013, yoga for veterans has become a necessary practice for those suffering with PTSD, with classes springing up around the country. In fact, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center...

New study shows magic mushrooms repair brain damage caused by extreme trauma

7/29/2013 - A new study by The University of South Florida has found that low doses of the active ingredient in magic mushrooms repairs brain damage caused by extreme trauma, offering renewed hope to millions of sufferers of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). The study confirms previous research by Imperial...

VA uses tranquilizers on over 30 percent of veterans with PTSD despite clinical warnings against their use

3/27/2013 - Doctors and medical professionals at the Veterans Affairs are handing out dangerous tranquilizers such as Xanax and Valium to military service members diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder though they have been repeatedly advised not to do so because of the potential the drugs could cause more...

Long hospital stays cause PTSD

3/15/2013 - A stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) may actually cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and published in the journal Psychological Medicine. "We usually think of PTSD as something you develop if you go to war, are...

Treat PTSD in adults and children with natural remedies, homeopathy and herbs

2/14/2013 - Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric condition that often arises after an individual witnesses or is involved in a life-threatening event such as a disaster, rape or violent assault. Children and adults experiencing PTSD can relive the terrifying experience through nightmares, flashbacks...

Why are men and women smoking cigarettes while serving in the military?

10/29/2012 - The following is a recent interview with retired Navy Commander Donald E. Minnich, who smoked during service for 20 years, and who served in three wars, including WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Reporter: "So you were in WWII and you smoked? When did you actually start smoking?" CDR Minnich: "I served...

PTSD successfully treated with integrative treatments: Healing touch and guided imagery

10/29/2012 - A newly released study has found that healing touch, in combination with guided imagery (HT+GI) provides dramatic clinical reductions in post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, symptoms for military personnel who have been exposed to combat. The results of the study, published in the September issue...

Suicide has become an Army epidemic

9/7/2012 - The men and the women of the Army are widely recognized as America's heroes, but combat is no longer the biggest risk. Suicide due to PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is occurring among those on active duty as well as those who have returned home, and in the past six years, it has been on the rise...

War veterans prone to drug addiction often prescribed risky painkillers

3/30/2012 - As if some returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan didn't have enough problems already, many of them are now being prescribed risky painkillers that can have profoundly negative effects, especially for those with pre-existing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other physical ailments. According...

U.S. soldiers dangerously over-medicated with antipsychotic drugs

8/5/2011 - As if American soldiers sent to fight America's undeclared wars in Iraq and Afghanistan haven't suffered enough, now it turns out many are being prescribed powerful, side-effect laden drugs to treat their post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These Big Pharma mind altering concoctions are ineffective...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - New steps effectively treat PTSD with acupuncture

4/25/2011 - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to a terrifying event or ordeal. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat. Members of...

Computer Games may Increase Brain Power and Cure PTSD, Research Shows

2/6/2010 - A recent study by Oxford University demonstrated that computer games could help treat traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and help remove the memory of trauma, if the same is played immediately after a stressful event. Previous research determined that video games can increase brain activity and create...

Hypnosis has Many Benefits for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Sufferers

7/30/2009 - Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious disorder than can have a negative impact on a person's quality of life. Alternative therapies are available to treat post traumatic stress disorder. Research in hypnotherapy is proving that it can help people who experience PTSD and other anxiety disorders....

Utilize Yoga to Help Heal Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

5/5/2009 - Yoga has long been known for having healing powers. Recently Yoga has begun to be used as a treatment to aid in healing those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Practitioners of Yoga claim that it aids them in feeling grounded and in the present, gaining awareness of their bodies and the...

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