Content Tagged As post-traumatic_stress_disorder

1 year 8 months ago

Shinseki says VA on target for ending backlog

WASHINGTON (AP) - VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is standing by his commitment to end the disability claims backlog by 2015. Veterans receive disability compensation for injuries or illness incurred during their active military service. About 600,000 claims, or 70 percent of all claims, are considered to be in backlog. The...

2 years 3 months ago

Bill would expand fertility coverage for veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill being considered in the U.S. Senate is aimed at helping wounded veterans start families by expanding coverage for in vitro fertilization. Soldiers with pelvic or spinal cord injuries can have reproductive problems. The Department of Veterans Affairs currently covers some procedures to help veterans conceive,...

2 years 5 months ago

Marijuana activists try again on PTSD petition

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana advocates in Colorado are trying again to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions for which doctors can recommend medical marijuana under Colorado law. A group of about 40 activists delivered petitions to the state board of health Tuesday afternoon. They say PTSD affects...

3 years 5 months ago

Faith community addressing PTSD issues

Even with all of the resources of the military, taking care of all of the soldiers coming home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a big task. Local experts say we have 70,000 active duty or retired military suffering from P.T.S.D. in the Pikes Peak region. "Talking about the divorce...

4 years 2 months ago

Questions loom over drug given to sleepless vets

Some military families are calling on Congress to investigate several deaths of soldiers and veterans who were taking a potent anti-pyschotic called Seroquel. Thousands of soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have received the same medication over the last nine years. It's unclear how many soldiers have...

4 years 4 months ago

Local vet helping others fight PTSD

These days Antione Johnson spends a lot of time trying to reach out to soldiers. He knows a lot are coming home with issues. He thinks he can help, but it's all about getting through. "It's really hard to really break that barrier," says Johnson, who's working to...

4 years 4 months ago

Fighting a growing problem

Two of the most prominent ailments among our soldiers returning from war, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injuries, are some of the toughest to treat. 3,500 4th B.C.T. soldiers made their way back to Fort Carson in May -- of those soldiers, studies say up to a fifth...

5 years 6 days ago

Military experiment seeks to predict PTSD

A military experiment is under way to try to predict who's most at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. Doctors say understanding underlying triggers might help reduce the burden of those who return from combat psychologically wounded, if they can get early help. PTSD is a crippling condition that can emerge...

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