Health

Britain launches DRC medical programme

Britain is to launch a £179 million five-year healthcare programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo which it hopes will reach six million people, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced on Tuesday.

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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

War is not necessarily the cause of post-traumatic stress disorder

Recent research carried out at Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, shows that surprisingly, the majority of soldiers exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome were suffering from poor mental health ...

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 ...

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