PTSD

The man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance Monday in federal court. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Relatives: Vet Arrested At White House Needs Help

An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him owns several guns that he could have brought with him if he had meant to harm anyone, his former stepson said Sunday.

09/21/2014

VR computer programs found to help returning vets ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. (Lucy Pemoni/Getty Images)

Study: Virtual-Reality System Helps Treat PTSD In Soldiers

VR computer programs found to help returning vets ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

08/08/2014

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low of 43 percent, with only 40 percent expressing confidence in Washington’s ability to handle domestic problems.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: PTSD ‘May Have Been A Factor’ In Reported Plagiarism

Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others’ work in his master’s thesis was not plagiarism but “a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper” that he blamed in part on post-Iraq war trauma.

07/24/2014

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Study: Suicides More Likely To Occur After Midnight

According to a new study, suicides are more likely to happen after midnight.

06/05/2014

File photo of a police officer's handgun. (credit: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Unions: PTSD Affecting Every Department In U.S.

Police unions across the U.S. are pushing for officers to be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits if they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, whether they got it from the general stress of police work or from responding to a deadly shooting rampage.

05/16/2014

File photo of an Iraq War veteran suffering from PTSD. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Army Vets, Including Patton’s Grandson, Use Filmmaking As Therapy For PTSD

With a growing demand for ways to treat the psychological damage of war, one Army pilot project is encouraging soldiers to take control of their own stories in a filmmaking class titled I Was There Media Workshop.

06/06/2012

A soldier sits atop an armoured vehicle.  (credit: Joseph Eid/GettyImages)

Army Launches Review Of PTSD Diagnoses

Army leaders said Wednesday they are launching a sweeping, independent review of how the service evaluates soldiers with possible post-traumatic stress disorder following recent complaints that some PTSD diagnoses were improperly overturned.

05/17/2012

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Army Launches Review Of PTSD Diagnoses

The U.S. Army is launching a sweeping, independent review of how it evaluates and diagnoses soldiers with possible post-traumatic stress disorder following recent complaints that some PTSD diagnoses were improperly overturned.

05/16/2012

A U.S. soldier of the 173rd Airborne Brigade patrols mock hostile terrain during a training exercise at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center only weeks before the 173rd will deploy to Afghanistan. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Army: PTSD Treatable; Some Diagnosed Return To War

It is still not known if the soldier accused of killing 17 Afghans was ever diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder — but even if he had been, that alone would not have prevented him from being sent back to war.

03/23/2012

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