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Marijuana May Hold Promise As Treatment For PTSD

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.22.2014 | Science

More than 5 million people suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) annually, and new research suggests that cannabis may help th...

13 (Non-Pharmaceutical) Ways to Deal With PTSD

Sezin Koehler | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

Yes, my emotional apothecary for treating PTSD requires varying levels of self-work, self-care, and self-awareness, which starts off daunting (and painful) but eventually becomes indispensable.

How Fishing Makes You A Better Person (According To Science)

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Fishing is one of the most accessible outdoor sports. Nearly anyone, no matter age, income level or even fitness ability, can easily participate. And ...

Veteran Who Lost a Friend in Combat on Overcoming PTSD: "My Shame Was Being Alive" (VIDEO)

George Decker | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
George Decker

"I decided, if I am going to be alive and if Soto cannot be alive, then I'm going to have to do it for both of us. I'm going to have to live a long time, and I'm really going to have to make the most of it, the way Soto would have -- big."

Recalibrating Our Expectations of Childbirth

Cara Paiuk | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

Most births don't have complications but some do, and it is unfortunate when women feel they or their births are failures for failing to meet their preconceived notions of success. Women should strive for a birth that is manageable and meaningful, but without a sense of entitlement that it must be fast, painless, and stoic.

This Therapy Dog Helps Troops Deal With Post-Traumatic Stress

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.08.2014 | Good News

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and u...

Book Review: 'Fever Dream' by Dennis Palumbo

Helen Davey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Books
Helen Davey

The character of Daniel Rinaldi is that of a flawed human being who's learned -- through his own work on himself -- to trust his own impulses and instincts

When Love Is a Battlefield

Mindy Utay | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

A spouse that has gone through attachment trauma needs a strong relationship more than ever. Avoid allowing a trauma to tear your marriage apart. Seek help from a professional and begin working towards a stronger relationship for both of you.

WATCH: The Amazing Effect Of Meditation On African War Refugees

Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Here's even more proof that mindfulness really can make a difference -- and in this specific case, among African war refugees. Col. Brian Rees, a ...

Which Memory Can I Erase for You Today?

Uloop | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Uloop

Although the studies are only now taking place on mice, they bring many ethical questions of memory to the forefront, and also question patient accessibility to this type of treatment in the future, since it involves the use of a future prescription drug to remove the unwanted memories.

Harley & Me: The Power of (a Dog's) Love

Tracy Strauss | Posted 05.15.2014 | Impact
Tracy Strauss

I'm in therapy to cope with PTSD, which I have as a result of childhood sexual abuse. Harley is not a certified therapy dog -- he is simply my therapist's dog -- but he's been sitting in on my sessions for almost two years now. His presence is a comfort. But it wasn't always.

A Big Voice in a Small Room

Rob Taub | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Rob Taub

Cloven Tongues is a drama about the effects of sex trafficking and war. When Lela, a woman with an unknown past, is arrested while crossing the Canadian border, she is taken in by Jenny, a social worker, and a priest, Ronald . Lela has a past, and as we soon find out, helping her is no simple task.

The Meds for PTSD Are No Match for the Effect in My Mind

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Victor M. Feraru

As anyone who is tormented would say, PTSD is anything but benign. It is essential that the public understand the need for those affected to have access to treatment. Anything less is re-victimizing those who have already experienced detrimental pain.

The Need for Out of the Box Solutions in Mental Health Treatment

Marcus Bright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marcus Bright

After more than a decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rate soldiers returning home suffering from PTSD has skyrocketed. A study released last year by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) showed that 30 percent of the soldiers who have been treated since September 11, 2001 suffer from PTSD.

Wartime PTSD: What Works and How to Care for a Loved One

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences issued "Treatment for PTSD in Military and Veteran Populations (Initial Assessment)" after reviewing Department of Defense and VA data on prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of PTSD.

Take the Step: Raise PTSD Awareness

Dr. Matthew J. Friedman | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matthew J. Friedman

Greater public awareness of PTSD can help reduce the stigma of this mental health problem and overcome the negative stereotypes that keep many people from pursuing treatment.

Trauma Survivors Deserve Therapy That Actually Works

Alan G. Kraut | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Alan G. Kraut

PE, CPT and similar treatment programs are relatively short-term, and have proven effective in a variety of settings. And studies suggest that providing these treatments for PTSD result in reduced health-care costs. So why aren't they being commonly delivered to the people who need them?

What Telling Our Truths Demands

Leila Levinson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

I am doing this so that the public can witness the trauma that follows war. Witness. Because this trauma is as much yours as it is ours. Witness and own it. Witnessing breaks the isolation trauma creates. Witnessing furthers the healing of individuals and of our society.

PTSD Twice As Likely For...

Posted 03.04.2013 | Black Voices

Though it's been largely associated with traumatic events, such as war, terrorist attacks and even natural disasters, post-traumatic stress disorder (...

Changing the Brain: An Interview About Freeing the Mind

Robert Piper | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

The human mind has the ability to triumph over almost impossible circumstances. Decades of research by some of the leading neuroscientists in the world is showing that the brain is capable of changing for the better.

Soldiers of Peace

Isha Judd | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Isha Judd

On February 5, I visited the 24th military zone in the state of Morelos, Mexico, where I taught 200 members of the Mexican armed forces my system for inner peace.

Chris Kyle: An Unquestionable Decision

Bryan Wood | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bryan Wood

When we make decisions in life, we don't have the benefit of hindsight, and we just go ahead and do the best we can with what we have. That is how Chris Kyle lived: doing the best he could, with what he had, to help someone else.

Supporting the Healthy Returning Veteran

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

When we talk about a healthy population, we need to remember that a very important focus needs to be on the health of our returning veterans. We need to develop and implement programs for the veterans designed to improve stress management and encourage healthy outcomes.

Warrior Yoga

Dearbhla Kelly | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dearbhla Kelly

This week, I've participated in a resiliency training for vets suffering from PTSD. Located in a beautiful residential facility perched on a mountain overlooking the Pacific in Malibu, Calif., the program offers vets tools for dealing with their trauma.

David Wood

U.S. Military Embraces Yoga To Ease War's Physical, Emotional Wounds

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living

For a decade, troops returning from war with mental and physical trauma have been dosed with cocktails of numbing drugs and corralled into talk-therap...