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“Wartorn 1861-2010” New Doc Chronicles Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 2 of 2

A new documentary, “Wartorn 1861-2010,” airing on HBO on Veterans Day, chronicles the lingering effects of war on military veterans throughout American history, from the Civil War through today’s conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Democracy Now! speaks with the filmmakers, Jon Alpert and Matt O’Neill, and with the parents of two soldiers who committed suicide… Read More »

Sarina Groswald: What is PTSD and is Transcendental Meditation an Effective Treatment?

http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org/ The David Lynch Foundation held a press conference in December of 2010 to announce the launch of Operation Warrior Wellness, which offers Transcendental Meditation to veterans suffering with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this video, George Washington University trained researcher Dr Sarina Grosswald discusses how PTSD initially comes about in a person and… Read More »

Soldiers battle PTSD with art

Former soldiers traumatised by conflict are using a form of therapy for PTSD that could lead to a creative career. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) By making art to help with their PTSD, former soldiers are finding ways to cope with their mental illness. An exhibition by the organisation Style for Soldiers has been showcasing artworks by medically… Read More »

Soldaten mit PTBS – Therapien gegen das Trauma | Doku | 45 Min | NDR

Wenn von Kriegsverletzungen die Rede ist, denken die meisten sicherlich an Schusswunden oder den Verlust eines Arms oder Beins. Manche Verletzungen sind für andere aber unsichtbar: Geschätzt 1.200 Soldatinnen und Soldaten in Deutschland sind beim Auslandseinsatz traumatisiert worden, ohne körperlich verwundet zu sein. Sie haben eine Posttraumatische Beslatungsstörung (PTBS). Weil diese psychischen Verletzungen aber nicht… Read More »

SCIENCE!: PTSD Virtual Reality Treatment

2.7 million troops have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nearly 1-in-10 return home with some form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. At the UCF RESTORES clinic, researchers are working with virtual reality technology to develop innovative treatments to help these veterans reclaim their lives. Look out for new episodes of “SCIENCE!” every Wednesday! Please be sure… Read More »

Should illegal drugs be used in PTSD treatment?

War veterans are pushing for a trial of drugs like MDMA and LSD in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder amid warnings of a dramatic rise in the number of veterans suffering from the condition. See more from 7.30 at http://www.abc.net.au/7.30 Source: Youtube

Episode 8 – Recounts of Afghanistan

——Disclaimer—— Course language and disturbing scenes are present in this video. If you are below the age of 15, please seek parental permission. 5 years after returning from deployment in Afghanistan, I share some memories of my trip and a short message about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). This video is close to my heart… Read More »


Throughout the wars, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been the focus of significant mass media attention, government and nonprofit initiatives, and clinical research and funding. The serious and often debilitating nature of PTSD is beyond question; however, emerging research shows that the transition stresses that arise from loss of military identity, difficulty finding a job,… Read More »

Roy Newport – PTSD left me frightened of going out in the daylight but now I walk dogs daily

Around 15 years ago Roy decided to rejoin the army as a general service policeman. Part of his motivation was down to a friend committing suicide, Roy had a taxi business at the time, he was overweight and realised that there must be more to life than what he was currently experiencing. When he rejoined… Read More »

FBI Seeks Motive For Thousand Oaks Shooting

According to Reuters, the FBI is seeking for a motive after another mass shooting. On Nov. 7th, Ian David Long walked into the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, and opened fire on patrons. Before killing himself, Long fatally shot 12 people, including a sheriff’s deputy, who later died at a local hospital. The… Read More »

US ‘Support for Veterans’ is All Talk

The media’s focus on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the Thousand Oaks shooting seems almost like tacit permission to label the shooter a “bad egg” and move on. RT America’s Rick Sanchez explains how the disturbing mistreatment of US veterans goes beyond any acronym. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online:… Read More »

California Bar Shooter Was a Veteran Who May Have Had PTSD

Authorities have identified the shooter at a California bar as Ian David Long, a Marine combat veteran who may have suffered from PTSD. The 28-year-old lived with his mother on a quiet street in the town of Newbury Park. FBI agents descended on the bungalow-style house early Thursday morning. The Borderline Bar and Grill, the scene of… Read More »