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Honor a veteran; understand PTSD

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November 11, 2011

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Harley Street Counsellor
February 16, 2012

it’s not easy to be a military servant,in every war they encounter there is trauma and hurtful experiences

Sally Marsh
February 11, 2012

Great work keep it up!

Bartholomew
February 10, 2012

I just wanted to leave a simple thoughts to state that the site was awesome. I ran across it on the search engines seek right after going through a lot of other information that has been not likely relevant. I think I’d come across this much earlier thinking about how good the information is.

Kaffeevollautomaten
February 8, 2012

Thanks for the information. So remember the movie about the veteran. They tend to shy away from people and very stressful. What a pity. Hopefully through the program you are doing, can help their problems

apri
February 4, 2012

hi .. maybe I’m not that well known in the medical field but I prefer to health that is useful for everything in our lives, I came here because I like the new health topics, thanks for sharing all this info is useful for the public health world.

thank you

January 13, 2012

Armed Forces good for this country

December 18, 2011

Hello, My friend is suffering PTSD when he was 23 years old, he got it after his family was in a vacation and had a car crash its been a three years since that happen, Now he is working in a veteran health center helping those PTSD patient.

December 2, 2011

it’s not easy to be a military servant,in every war they encounter there is trauma and hurtful experiences

November 23, 2011

Nice read. I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. He actually bought me lunch because I found it for him! Therefore} let me rephrase: Thank you

macalixter
November 21, 2011

My mother was diagnosed with PTSD oh man what a difficult time.. and even worse that now she got older and the symptomatic seems to be more evident. I mean with the age the natural illness start appearing, that’s too sad.

Recently she was in a doctor to see why is she having problem with saliva and losing her teeth. The doctor said that the PTSD causes it now she is facing her fearing of dentists, searching on internet I saw an interesting article on dentists who helped her losing her fear, at least reducing it.

Well nice article.

November 21, 2011

Thanks for helping to shed more light on this tragically underdiagnosed condition.

And it’s not only military vets who are subject to this diagnosis. A U.K. study led by Dr. Susan Ayers at the University of Sussex published in the British Journal of Health Psychology has confirmed that heart attack survivors may have a disturbing incidence of undiagnosed PTSD. Her research team found that 16% of cardiac survivors studied met clinical criteria for acute PTSD, and a further 18% reported moderate to severe symptoms. Dr. Ayers explained:

“Feelings of fear, anxiety and depression are common after a cardiac event. The findings of this study suggest that a high proportion of survivors experience very severe distress. This has the potential to impair recovery, quality of life and threaten future health.”

Carolyn Thomas
November 16, 2011

Thanks for helping to shed more light on this tragically underdiagnosed condition.

And it’s not only military vets who are subject to this diagnosis. A U.K. study led by Dr. Susan Ayers at the University of Sussex published in the British Journal of Health Psychology has confirmed that heart attack survivors may have a disturbing incidence of undiagnosed PTSD. Her research team found that 16% of cardiac survivors studied met clinical criteria for acute PTSD, and a further 18% reported moderate to severe symptoms. Dr. Ayers explained:

“Feelings of fear, anxiety and depression are common after a cardiac event. The findings of this study suggest that a high proportion of survivors experience very severe distress. This has the potential to impair recovery, quality of life and threaten future health.”

More on PTSD in heart attack survivors at “Not Just For Soldiers Anymore: PTSD After A Heart Attack” – http://myheartsisters.org/2009/08/25/ptsd/

Carl Jones
November 15, 2011

Hello my friend. I was diagnosed with PTSD after years of being treated for anxiety and depression. I started carving fruit and vegetables to become relaxed. I now am teaching ‘stress healing through multidimensional art ”

I found personal healing through helping others heal..

Thank you for continuing the awareness of PTSD

Carl Jones

Norman Shuman, LTC(Ret.)
November 11, 2011

It is reassuring that awareness of mental disorders concerning our young women and men who are or who have served in the military is being shared. We are still failing these patients. There are so many who need health care and are on active duty, but the medical systems of the Armed Forces can not provide for these special wounded service members. Then, after they walk through the gates of the military base and back into civilian life, they do “disappear” and are becoming another lost generation, like so many others after our wars. I propose a dynamic, public health initiative, that will actively seek out and assess the status of our veterans, wherever they may be. Then, we get the better. Thank you.

Rupam
November 11, 2011

excellent job…!!! i love it…

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