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Soldiers Mental Health

It's Time to Move Beyond the Clichés

Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D.

These men and women deserve treatment now when they need it. It is available if the government and medical professions commit to smartly managing the risk and benefit of promising treatments.

Mad, Bad, Sad: What’s Really Happened to America’s Soldiers

Nan Levinson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Nan Levinson

Victim is one of the two roles we allow our soldiers and veterans (the other is, of course, hero), but most don't have PTSD, and this isn't one of those stories.

How You Can Help Returning Warriors

New Harbinger | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
New Harbinger

Surely we can all agree that our veterans gave us their best, and in return, they deserve the best from each of us. But what can each of us do, as family, friends and concerned citizens to help ease the burden of our returning servicemen and women?

Improve Mental-Health Care for Our Troops

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Obama should use the bully pulpit to urge troops and veterans to seek help if they are depressed, suffering from PTSD or suicidal. He should also trumpet legislation to fund more mental-health counselors for the armed forces and for veterans.

One Vet's Battle With PTSD And The Military

Cilla McCain | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Cilla McCain

Lampe developed a drinking problem and experienced blackouts brought on by PTSD. Despite this, he was deployed two more times. On one of the latter deployments, his best friend was killed in an intense firefight.

Catherine Pearson

Women Handle Combat Stress As Well As Men, Study Shows | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living

From 2004 to 2005, Michelle Wilmot served in Iraq as a member of Team Lionness, the first female team attached to Marine infantry units to perform cer...

Who Gets Better From Combat Stress (And How)

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

There are several studies claiming a 70-percent improvement rate for returning warriors who are treated for combat stress with various cognitive behavioral therapies and/or prolonged exposure strategies. But this is a misleading number.

It Is Possible For A Veteran To Heal From War's Invisible Wounds?

Leila Levinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

Those of us who have never gone to war -- and today that means about 90 percent of us -- how able are we to imagine it?

Screening Before Deployment Protects Soldiers' Mental Health | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After tracking all soldiers for six months, the researchers found that the troops in the screening group were significantly less likely than the contr...