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Use a treatment for PTSD that actually works

Primary treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) such as Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy are not proving effective. That’s the conclusion of a recent Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article calling for new ideas. The reality, the article points out, is that some two-thirds of combat veterans with PTSD are unable to free themselves from PTSD symptoms despite undergoing conventional treatments.

Here is a new idea–actually an old idea that has been around for decades–that works: Transcendental Meditation.

Read the full article at thehill.com

Aquinas College, Nashville TN

GI Bill students having dinner with Dan, talking about Songs and Stories for Soldiers

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

More Information About PTSD

Five Common Symptoms of PTSD

  • Hypervigilance and an exaggerated startle response—being on guard and jumpy
  • Irritability or angry outbursts
  • Nightmare and trouble falling or staying asleep
  • Emotional numbness, lack of interest in activities and difficulty feeling love and joy
  • Avoiding thoughts and situations that are reminders of a traumatic event

Injured troops face continued problems PTSD, access

More than three in four injured veterans surveyed by the Wounded Warrior Project count post-traumatic stress disorder among their service-connected ailments, but getting mental health care continues to be a struggle for them, according to a new report released by the group Wednesday.

Read the full article at militarytimes.com

Music and the Heart: A Healing Influence

Music is often a large part of our lives, but what does music do for our hearts?

A few weeks ago, we placed a pacemaker in an elderly cowboy who’s spent most of his life working, and very little time with a doctor.

He told me right before we started, “I hate to admit it, but I’m really nervous. Please don’t tell anyone.”

Read the full article at everydayhealth.com

For our returning troops, post-traumatic sleep disorders are the new PTSD

Sleep deprivation during military deployment is archaic, harmful and institutionally unavoidable. It may aggravate, and even cause, PTSD in veterans returning from combat. Why’s it taking so long for military brass to take action?

Read the full article at vanwinkles.com

Student creates app for vets to prevent night terrors

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — A Macalester College student is getting noticed for inventing something to help people suffering from night terrors.

Read the full article at kare11.com

Music helps these Vietnam veterans heal old war wounds

RICHMOND, Va. — When these musicians gather to jam they’re not rehearsing for a gig and they don’t play before an cheering audience. But listen closely you may just hear the sweet sounds of healing.

Read the full article at wtvr.com

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