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Military Veterans: Transiting to Civilian Life

The military plays an integral role in U.S. history, society, and safety. There aren’t many careers that can be compared to military service, which is why retired service members may...

Veteran Caregiver: Taking Care of Your Veteran and Yourself

If you have a family member or close friend who is a veteran, you are likely aware of the struggles that many veterans face after leaving the military and returning...

Diagnosing Someone with PTSD | Testing and Assessment

Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly referenced as PTSD, is a mental health condition involving increased anxiety and fear reactions due to a traumatic event. This mental health problem can occur in anyone...

4 Effective Therapy Options for Treating PTSD

According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was first listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-5) in 1980. Before...

7 Truths about PTSD

There are a number of misunderstandings about the nature of post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. This condition, an extreme form of anxiety disorder, is caused when a person...

PTSD: The Emotional Damage of Natural Disasters

Article Overview: After the dust of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season settled, one name stood out: Hurricane Sandy. The deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the year, the largest Atlantic...

What Is PTSD & Types of PTSD

    What Is PTSD( Post-traumatic stress disorder )? Mental health professionals use a document from the American Psychiatric Association in order to diagnose disease. According to the Anxiety and...

PTSD and Addiction: The Connection

It is estimated that almost 60 percent of people who are seeking treatment for a substance use disorder are also living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This number does not...

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