As research into PTSD continues to grow, researchers are beginning to get a better handle on what works and what doesn’t. Sadly, there are far too many situations where Vets have been over-medicated, but other alternative forms of treatment such as the Hyperbaric Treatment developed by Dr. Paul Harch seem to offer great hope in treating PTSD. SFTT salutes those who give of their time and money to support the needs of our men and women in uniform.Continue Reading →
“ARE YOU AN IDENTICAL TWIN?
If so, have you or your twin served in a war zone?
Lisa Shin, PhD and colleagues in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are conducting a study to examine brain activity in individuals with and without post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They seek participants who are identical twins in which one co-twin experienced combat and the other did not. You do not have to have PTSD to participate.
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New material surfaces daily on the internet and in user discussion forums dealing with the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”). Regrettably, most of this advice is not supported by good clinical scientific studies or trustworthy explanation. The road to health and wellness is a long process and treatment procedures will be different based on the particular individual, the extent of the stress and his or her current social and financial circumstances.Continue Reading →
Eilhys England, Chairperson of Stand For The Troops received the following Thanksgiving note from Maj. Ben Richards.
I would like to thank Stand for the Troops and the many individuals and organizations who have contributed to help my family and me. We have been truly fortunate. Last week I returned home to my family in Iowa after a two-month course of pro bono hyperbaric treatment arranged by SFTT and conducted by Dr. Paul Harch in ...Continue Reading →
According to studies quoted by Fox News, brain images may reveal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”)risk before problems begin to materialize. Previous studies have proven the brains of individuals with Post traumatic stress disorder vary from individuals with no condition. For example, certain brain areas are more compact in individuals with Post traumatic stress disorder, in comparison with individuals who experienced distressing occasions, but who didn’t develop unusual behavioral reactions.
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To his credit, former Vice Chief of Staff General Peter Chiarelli has always been at the forefront of focusing the public’s attention on the “unintended consequences of war” facing our brave men and women when they return home from repeated deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. His moving and pointed introduction to the 2010 report seeking to understand the increasing rates of suicides among military personnel demonstrates his resolve in supporting our men and women in uniform. The 350 page ...Continue Reading →
Yesterday evening, WWLTV.com in Louisiana carried a very moving “progress report” on
Maj. Richards’ tragic story was chronicled by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof who wrote an article in August entitled “War Wounds.” For reasons that seem inexplicable to the average American, the Veterans Administration, the Defense Department and our government seemed to wash their hands of any responsibility of the injuries suffered by Maj. Richards. Eilhys England, Chairperson of SFTT, immediately contacted Maj. Richards and put him ...Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →