Mental health problems and self-destructive behavior have always been difficult subjects to discuss, let alone diagnose and cure. Since the 2008 Rand Corporation study on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) entitled Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery, there has been growing preoccupation with the high incidence of psychological disorders affecting military men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to the Rand study, it is estimated that ...Continue Reading →
Editors Terry L. Schell and Terri Tanielian of the Rand Corporation have recently issued a Technical Report for the New York State Health Foundation which chronicles some of the mental health challenges faced by returning veterans in New York State. “The study found substantial elevated rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression among veterans. ” The Technical Report to the New York State Health Foundation from the Rand Corporation may be read online (or ...Continue Reading →
Two disturbing stories were recently published by the New York Times which draw attention to the tragic plight of military veterans whose lives and those of loved ones have been severely affected by combat stress disorders, commonly referred to as PTSD. While one hopes and prays that our brave heroes will soon return home from deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq, it is almost certain that – left untreated – the stress of combat will eventually manifest itself in ways that ...Continue Reading →
Almost daily, we receive reports of the devastating impact of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) on our men and women in uniform and the terrible side-effects on their families and friends. The US Army is aware of the terrible cost of PTSD as evidenced by the 2010 US Army Report on Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention.
Many publications suggest that the origins of PTSD are unknown as evidenced by this recent commentary from a government organization:
“The cause ...Continue Reading →