Note from SFTT: Every single day new resources appears on the web and canada meds in discussion boards addressing the treatment of PTSD. Regrettably, most of this advice is not backed by dependable clinical research or professional theory. Even though there are several methods to treat the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the journey to health and happiness is lengthy and treatment plans will differ dependent on the individual, the degree of the injury and his or her ...Continue Reading →
Dr. Henry Grayson, Ph.D., Co-Chair of SFTT’s Medical Task Force – Is a psychologist practicing in New York City and Connecticut. He has a PhD from Boston University, as well as a postdoctoral certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy from Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and a Theology degree from Emory University. He is the author or three books, founded both the National Institute for Psychotherapies and the Institute for Spirituality, Science and Psychotherapy, and the ...Continue Reading →
Major Ben Richards Fund
As many SFTT readers are aware, Major Ben Richards suffered debilitating injuries while serving in Iraq. His poignant story was featured in a lengthy column in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof in August. Prompted by that story and the lack of support he has received from the VA, SFTT put Major Ben Richards in touch in Dr. Paul Harch who ...Continue Reading →
Mr. Kristof details the sad – but all too-often heard tale – of the debilitating problems of headaches, fatigue, insomnia and fainting spells that threatened to destroy his life and that of his family caused by repeated concussions while serving in Iraq. Unfortunately, Major Richards can’t get adequate treatment to deal with the injuries he has received serving our country. More disturbing is the fact that this growing problem is rarely addressed by either candidate running for President. As ...Continue Reading →
If the devastating implications weren’t so gut-wrenching, many of us would be rolling in the aisles with laughter. Unfortunately, Karen Seal of the San Francisco VA Medical Center has sadly concluded that “the use of opiate pain medications in those patients (veterans suffering from PTSD) is, frankly, risky.” According the Austin Statesman, “a growing body of research shows that PTSD and powerful prescription drugs can be ...Continue Reading →
In a revolutionary but very down-to-earth book entitled Use Your Mind to Heal Your Body, Dr. Henry Grayson, the founder of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City, provides a “recipe” for wellness that focuses on practical concepts and techniques for using one’s mind to relieve stress, tension and, even cure disease.
Daniel J. Benor, MD, author of Seven Minutes to Natural Pain Relief writes:
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“In this book, Dr. Grayson presents a radical ...
Let’s spread the word to raise money to help our troops with PTSD.
Found below is a letter/email blast from a concerned citizen encouraging people to attend SFTT’s fundraising event at the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC on Tuesday, June 26th. Signup online and support our troops with more than lip service.Continue Reading →
The United State Senate unanimously approved legislation authored by
The event is part of Senator Conrad’s continuing efforts tobring greater awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”), a severe anxiety disorder often associated with having experienced the trauma of combat.
For the third year in a row the Senate passed Senator Conrad’s resolution designating June 27 as National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day. The day is intended bring greater awareness about PTSD and help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health issues.”National ...Continue Reading →
The following article entitled “Honor, Stigma…and PTSD” is written by Frank Ochberg who is the Co-Chair of SFTT’s Medical Task Force. Dr. Ochberg has been dealing with the complexities of PTSD for some 40 years. His words resonate even more strongly today as many troubled veterans are returning home to environments which may appear to be less hostile on the surface, but are equally dangerous nonetheless. Our institutions are simply unprepared and, perhaps, unwilling to deal ...Continue Reading →
In a heart-breaking story by Mike Scotti entitle ” below:
THE Department of Veterans Affairs, already under enormous strain from the aging of the Vietnam generation, the end of the Iraq war and the continuing return of combat troops from Afghanistan, announced in April that it would increase its mental health staff by about 10 percent. But too many veterans waging a lonely and emotional struggle to resume a normal life continue to find the agency a source of disappointment ...Continue Reading →