Saturday, July 5, 2008

PTSD - News Updates as of 7JULY 08

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Echoes of Vietnam: VA Stalls, Dissembles While Vets Suffer and Die
AlterNet - San Francisco, CA, USA It read: "Given that we have
more and more compensation-seeking veterans, I'd like to suggest
that you refrain from giving a diagnosis of PTSD straight out.
...See all stories on this topic

In this war, troops get a rousing welcome home
Pa. — The young soldier hadn't slept in 48 hours or bathed in 72.
Now that he was finally back from Iraq, ...See all stories on this topic

Soldier in photo dies after PTSD
- Springfield,VA,USABut when he returned from war after three
months in Iraq, he developed the classic, treatable symptoms of
PTSD. like so many other combat vets,
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Fireworks can upset veterans suffering from post-traumatic
- MI,USASince 2003, about 40000 troops from the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan have been diagnosed with the illness, also known as PTSD,
including 14000 in 2007. ...See all stories on this topic

Bringing the stress of war back home
Newspaper Tree - El Paso,TX,USA
Suicide is the extreme manifestation of PTSD, which can affect
more than a quarter of combat veterans. Gary Larcenaire,
CEO of El Paso Mental Health and ...See all stories on this topic

Obama says America's veterans deserve betterBoston Globe -
United States... Veterans Affairs system with more funding, end
homelessness among veterans, and pay appropriate attention to
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
...See all stories on this topic

The Price of Freedom: Traumatic Brain Injuries Are the 'Invisible (subscription)
- USAAccording to the study, nearly 20 percent, or 300000 soldiers,
who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of
PTSD or major depression, ...See all stories on this topic

Federal appeals court rules Rehabilitation Act extends to post ...
JURIST - USAFinding that PTSD qualified as a "mental impairment"
and that sleep constituted a "major life activity," the court concluded
that the condition was covered ...See all stories on this topic

Powerful new MRI to benefit area veterans, soldiers
Waco Tribune Herald - Waco,TX, USA By Cindy V. Culp Untold
numbers of veterans and their family members will benefit from
research that will be done using a state-of-the-art machine
unveiled ...See all stories on this topic
The toll-free Veterans Affairs Department Suicide hotline number
is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Veterans Affairs Department:
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America:
Flashback, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide,
and the Lessons of WAR-- by Penny Coleman
---> I Can Still Hear Thier Cries, Even In My Sleep ...
A Journey Into PTSD --By E. Everett McFall
Both Books are Available on