Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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VA Investigation: No Proof That Falsified Data Led to Vets' Deaths

Staff | iHealthBeat | August 26, 2014

Claims that 40 veterans might have died because of delayed care and manipulated waiting lists at a Department of Veterans Affairs health center in Phoenix, Ariz., are unsubstantiated, according to an internal investigation, the New York Times reports. Read More »

VA Palo Alto Health Care System And Fujitsu Collaborate To Develop Novel Solutions For Treatment Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Press Release | Fujitsu, Fujitsu Laboratories of America | September 17, 2012

Project to Monitor and Support the Driving Rehabilitation of Veterans Suffering from Traumatic Wartime Experiences Read More »

VA Pays $200 Million For Nearly 1,000 Veterans’ Wrongful Deaths

Aaron Glantz | The Daily Beast | April 3, 2014

Since 9/11 almost 1,000 veterans have died due to negligence in the veterans health-care system. After lengthy legal battles the VA is finally making payments to their families.

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VA Prescribing Tranquilizers For PTSD Despite Warnings Against

Robin Wulffson | | April 9, 2013

If you are a veteran suffering from with post-traumatic stress disorder and are receiving a type of tranquilizer known as a benzodiazepine, such as Valium or Xanax, you are receiving the wrong medication. A VA clinical psychologist noted that veterans diagnosed with PTSD are still being prescribed these medications by Department of Veterans Affairs physicians despite VA guidelines advising against their use for the condition. Read More »

VA Puts PTSD/TBI Research Cart Before Care Horse

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | September 20, 2012

Yesterday the Veterans Affairs Department said  it and the Defense Department will pump $100 million into studies of post-traumatic  stress disorder (PTSD) and  mild traumatic brain disorder (mTBI) and today the House Veterans Affairs Committee reported that the VA lags woefully behind in hiring mental health professionals to treat these and other conditions. Read More »

VA Starts Campaign To Raise PTSD Awareness

Press Release | Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | June 27, 2013

In observance of post-traumatic stress disorder awareness month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD invites the public to participate in its “Take the Step” campaign. Read More »

VA Undercounted Afghanistan And Iraq War Veteran PTSD Cases

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | December 26, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department has undercounted the number of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans seeking care over the past decade for post-traumatic stress disorder by 10,299 cases or roughly 4 percent, the VA acknowledged in a revised June 2012 report. Read More »

VA’s Claims Backlog Continues To Push 900,000

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | September 21, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department processed more than 1 million disability claims in fiscal 2012. The backlog of pending claims continued to hover just under the 900,000 mark with almost 600,000 in the system in for more than 125 days. Read More »

Veterans Administration Starts Campaign To Raise PTSD Awareness

Staff Writer | Sierra Sun Times | June 24, 2013

In observance of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD invites the public to participate in its “Take the Step” campaign. Read More »

Veterans Health Administration Launches Mobile Healthcare Initiatives

Greg Slabodkin | FierceMobileHealthcare | May 12, 2013

[...] To better address the medical needs of today's veterans, the VHA has launched a number of mobile healthcare initiatives. Neil Evans, M.D., and Kathleen Frisbee, MPH, Ph.D.c, who co-direct the VHA's Connected Health Office, spoke with FierceMobileHealthcare about the agency's mHealth pilot programs. Read More »

Veterans Outreach Project To Spend $1 Million On Facebook Ads This Year

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | July 18, 2013

A Veterans Affairs Department outreach campaign that spent $2 million on Facebook advertising last year plans to spend an additional $1 million this year, VA officials said on Thursday. Read More »

Veterans With PTSD Caught In The System

Reba Glidewell | | July 29, 2013

An unfortunate industry trend on the rise is the number of veterans involved in the criminal justice system – approximately 10 percent of people who are incarcerated at any one time are estimated to be veterans. [...] Read More »

Veterans' Uphill Road Back, Struggle With Suicide

Steven R. Hurst | Tri-City Herald | June 24, 2013

Five years ago, Joe Miller, then an Army Ranger captain with three Iraq tours under his belt, sat inside his home near Fort Bragg holding a cocked Beretta 40mm, and prepared to kill himself. Read More »

Why Obama's Mental-Health Initiatives Will Leave Many Troubled Vets Without Help

Eric Katz | National Journey | September 4, 2014

President Obama last week unveiled a series of measures to improve mental-health care for veterans, ranging from awareness campaigns to increased funding for brain chips to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.  Some advocates, however, do not believe Obama's efforts go far enough...

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Women, War, And PTSD

Laura Kasinof | Washington Monthly | November 1, 2013

Are female warriors more likely to be traumatized by combat? Read More »