Prevalence of PTSD in Combat Veterans

The stress caused by enduring a life-threatening, traumatic event can linger long after physical safety has been achieved. While frequently triggered by accidents or assaults, a common instigator of post-traumatic stress disorder are the horrific experiences of military combat. The disorder is frequently not diagnosed in combat veterans, as many do not realize that they suffer from a treatable condition. …

Evaluation of brief treatment of symptoms of psychological trauma among veterans residing in a homeless shelter by use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Science Daily | October 2016 There are nearly 20 million veterans living in the United States today with 14% from the post-911 era (9/2011 or later), 18% from the Gulf War (1990 – 2001), 36% from the Vietnam era, and 17% from earlier conflicts (United States Census Bureau, 2015). In 2009, Secretary Eric Shinseki of the Department of Veterans Affairs …

USF College of Nursing Enrolling Veterans with PTSD in Study

Linda Hurtado | Tampa Tribune Army Green Beret Brian Anderson came back from deployment in Afghanistan with images that haunted him.  Visions of eight-hour fire fights and the death of two friends left him with odd and overwhelming symptoms. “I thought they were blood pressure issues, diabetes or something like that,” he said. “When I went in to be checked …