A new study supports what a small group of military researchers hassuspected for decades: that modern warfare destroys the brain. In early 2012, a neuropathologist named Daniel Perl was examining a slide of human brain tissue when he saw something odd and unfamiliar in the wormlike squiggles and folds. It looked like brown dust; a […]Read More What if PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological?
The support of friends and family members is critical for servicemembers experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), especially when many service members choose not to get the help they need because of the stigma that surrounds psychological health care. Paul Rose, the author of this Navy Medicine Live blog post knows this firsthand. Read […]Read More Supporting a Family Member with PTSD
Josef I. Ruzek, PhD, Erika Curran, MSW, Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, Fred D. Gusman, MSW, Steven M. Southwick, MD, Pamela Swales, PhD, Robyn D. Walser, PhD, Patricia J. Watson, PhD, and Julia Whealin, PhD From Chapter 4, Iraq War Clinician Guide. In this section from the Iraq War Clinician Guide, we discuss treatment of […]Read More Treatment of the Returning Iraq War Veteran
If you are living with unresolved trauma memory, whether or not it’s posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or dissociative identity disorder (DID), you will almost surely bewilder people some of the time. We both know you want this not to happen, but, as is surely obvious to us, you have little or no choice in the […]Read More Telling Your Trauma Story: Why You Really Should
“As far as your brain is concerned, a broken heart is not so different from a broken arm.” —Naomi Eisenberger, PhD Social rejection is painful. When we feel rejected, our self-worth is dealt a heavy blow. We lose a sense of security, a sense of belonging, and perhaps a sense that we matter. At its […]Read More How Social Rejection Increases Opiate Addiction
Causes: Counseling, Mental Health, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans Mission: TAPS is a national nonprofit organization offering comfort and care to anyone affected by the death of someone who served in the Armed Forced. We offer peer-based emotional support, crisis response and intervention, grief and trauma, casework assistance, long-term survivor wellness, and community and military […]Read More Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors