Psychology & Psychiatry

Soldiers who avoid distressing images more at risk for PTSD

(PhysOrg.com) -- When presented with images of faces depicting various emotional states, people who look briefly at fearful expressions are more vulnerable to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than those who look at the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Commonwealth leaders raise polio vaccine spending

(AP) -- Commonwealth government leaders meeting in Australia agreed Saturday to step up efforts to eradicate polio worldwide, despite the Afghanistan war setting back vaccination efforts there and in neighboring Pakistan.

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Community provides essential support to military families

The deployment of military personnel to active war zones, which involves issues of separation, time away from home, and eventual reunion, increases the vulnerability of their families, The heavy reliance on National Guard ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Improve care for veterans with PTSD: report

(HealthDay) -- Access to care for U.S. military service members and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) must improve, says an Institute of Medicine report released Friday that also calls for better tracking ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Army: PTSD treatable; some diagnosed return to war

(AP) -- 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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Embattled childhoods may be the real trauma for soldiers with PTSD

New research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in soldiers challenges popular assumptions about the origins and trajectory of PTSD, providing evidence that traumatic experiences in childhood - not combat - may predict ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Back pain permanently sidelines soldiers at war

Military personnel evacuated out of Iraq and Afghanistan because of back pain are unlikely to return to the line of duty regardless of the treatment they receive, according to research led by a Johns Hopkins pain management ...

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