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PTSD and the Military

PTSD is often seen in military populations. Learn more about the prevalence of and risk factors for PTSD among service members and veterans.
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Online PTSD Resources for Veterans
Seeking out online PTSD resources for veterans is not an easy thing to do. There are a number of websites out there to navigate through. If you are a military veteran who is suffering from PTSD, you may not know where you can get the help that you need. This article presents an overview of some on-line websites devoted to helping veterans with...

A Resource for Veterans Seeking Treatment
Veterans and their families are at high risk for a number of mental health problems. WarWithin.org is an excellent website that helps veterans connect with primary and behavioral health care providers who can serve the specific needs of veterans and their families. If you are a veteran looking for help, check out WarWithin.org today.

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Mental Health Diagnoses among OE…
Learn more about the connection between traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans.

Building Hope for Recovery from PTSD: The Veterans' PTSD Project
Learn about a new website for veterans that can give you hope for recovery from PTSD.

Benzodiazepine Use in Veterans with PTSD
Learn more about benzodiazepine use in veterans with PTSD.

Substance Use in Persian Gulf War Veterans
Although the Persian Gulf War was brief, its impact was no less traumatic than other wars, and many veterans began to experience substance use problems as a result of developing PTSD. Learn more about the connection between PTSD symptoms and the development of alcohol and drug use problems among Persian Gulf War veterans.

Sexual Problems in Veterans with PTSD
In addition to mental and physical health problems, sexual problems in veterans with PTSD are also common. Learn more about sexual problems in Vietnam and Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans with PTSD.

Military Sexual Trauma Among Men in the Military
Military sexual trauma (also referred to as MST) is a widespread problem in the military. Studies have found that 23% to 33% of female veterans report having experienced MST; however, men in the military also experience MST. Learn more about rates of MST among men in the military.

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health Care in Veterans
Many returning veterans are exhibiting symptoms of PTSD, depression, and other difficulties; however, many do not get treatment due to the stigma associated with seeking mental health services. Learn more about what the Department of Defense is doing to combat stigma in returning veterans.

Rehabilitation Program for Veterans with Alcohol and Drug Problems
Learn about a new rehabilitation program for veterans charged with alcohol- or drug-related offenses, designed to help them get their life back in order.

AboutFace: A New Online Resource for Veterans
Learn about a new online resource, AboutFace, for veterans from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Center for PTSD.

Suicide Hotline Just for Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new suicide hotline just for veterans. Learn more about this important resource here.

Alcohol Abuse in Veterans
High rates of alcohol abuse have been found among veterans. It is possible that alcohol abuse may be a response to the experience of potentially traumatic events while in the military. Learn more about the connection between combat exposure and alcohol use among military veterans.

Chronic PTSD in Vietnam War Veterans
Many Vietnam veterans developed PTSD. Although some were able to recover from their PTSD, others continue to experience PTSD-related problems to this day. Learn more about persistent PTSD in Vietnam veterans.

Overview of PTSD and the Military
The diagnosis of PTSD originated from observations of the emotional impact of combat exposure on soldiers. Learn all you need to know about PTSD and the military.

Vulnerability for PTSD in Military Service Members
Military service members with a history of traumatic exposure or PTSD may be at greater risk for developing psychological problems when deployed to a war zone. Learn more about the factors may reduce this vulnerability.

PTSD Rates in Military Veterans
People exposed to a war zone have been found to have high rates of PTSD. Rates of PTSD among Vietnam veterans, Persian Gulf War veterans, and Iraq War veterans are provided here.

Military Sexual Trauma and PTSD among Female Veterans
Many female service members experience of sexual trauma while in the military. In addition, women who have experienced military sexual trauma are at a high risk for developing PTSD. Learn more about military sexual trauma and how it may be prevented.

Behavioral Activation for Veterans with PTSD
A study conducted at the Seattle VA showed that a 16-week behavioral treatment focused on increasing positive and meaningful activities was successful in reducing PTSD symptoms among veterans with PTSD.

Substance Abuse in Veterans
Veterans have been found to experience a number of difficulties, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) , depression , physical health problems , and problems controlling anger . In addition, veterans have been found to be at high risk for abusing substances, such as drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. It is thought that veterans may...

An Overview of Military Sexual Trauma
Military sexual trauma (or MST) is a widespread problem in the military. Unfortunately, however, there are few studies out there examining MST and its consequences. Of the studies that have been done it is clear that MST is associated with a wide range of negative consequences and is not isolated to just women but also occurs among men. This...

An Overview of Physical Health Problems in Veterans with PTSD
Military veterans with a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been found to be at high risk for the experience of physical health problems. This article provides an overview of specific physical health problems experienced by veterans.

The Problems With Service Dogs, the ADA, and PTSD
Under the ADA, service dogs are often mislabeled as "emotional support animals" - an act with tremendous legal and emotional consequences for people with PTSD.

Could PTSD Be Genetic?
Recent research suggests that people who carry certain genes may be more vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder.

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