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There May Be an APP to Help Veterans Fight PTSD

There May Be an APP to Help Veterans Fight PTSD | Veterans Project | Scoop.it
A group of scientists with help from the Recovery Act are working to provide relief that’s as close as a smartphone app for combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD).
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Breathe2Relax | T2 Health

Breathe2Relax | T2 Health | Veterans Project | Scoop.it
Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body's 'fight-or-flight' (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management.
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Mobile App: PTSD Coach - NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD

Mobile App: PTSD Coach - NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD | Veterans Project | Scoop.it
Information on a new app to help you cope with the symptoms related to PTSD that commonly occur following trauma.
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Patterns of Treatment Utilization Before Suicide Among Male Veterans With Substance Use Disorders.

Objectives. We sought to describe the extent and nature of contact with the health care system before suicide among veterans with substance use disorders (SUDs). Methods. We examined all male Veterans Health Administration patients who died by suicide between October 1, 1999, and September 30, 2007, and who had a documented SUD diagnosis during the 2 years before death (n=3132). Results. Over half (55.5%; n=1740) of the male patients were seen during the month before suicide, and 25.4% (n=796) were seen during the week before suicide. In examining those with a medical visit in the year before suicide (n= 2964), most of the last visits before suicide (56.6%; n=1679) were in a general medical setting, 32.8% (n=973) were in a specialty mental health setting, and 10.5% (n=312) were in SUD treatment. Conclusions. Men with SUDs who died from suicide were frequently seen in the month before their death. Most were last seen in general medical settings, although a substantial minority of those with SUDs was seen in specialty mental health settings. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Veterans use smartphone apps to fight PTSD - USATODAY.com

Veterans use smartphone apps to fight PTSD - USATODAY.com | Veterans Project | Scoop.it
The Pentagon and VA developed the apps to help soldier's cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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Iraq veteran foils convenience store robbery - This Ain't Hell

Iraq veteran foils convenience store robbery - This Ain't Hell | Veterans Project | Scoop.it
Zack Thome, an Iraq War Army veteran and Mixed Martial Arts fighter, who is also a college student in Grand Rapids, happened to be in a convenience store when some derelict tried to rob the store. Being what he is, Zack ...
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EBSCOhost: Suicide Risk and Precipitating Circumstances Among Young, Middle-Aged, and ...

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Turning cellphones and sensors into a therapy for PTSD, drug cravings

Turning cellphones and sensors into a therapy for PTSD, drug cravings | Veterans Project | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have built technologies that enable cellphones to detect and intervene when a person battling post-traumatic stress disorder...
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T2 Mood Tracker | T2 Health

T2 Mood Tracker | T2 Health | Veterans Project | Scoop.it
Users can self-monitor emotional experiences associated with common deployment-related behavioral health issues like post-traumatic stress, brain injury, life stress, depression and anxiety. Additional rating can also be added.
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Veteran Unemployment: Jobless Rate Drops To 7.6%, But ...

Veteran Unemployment: Jobless Rate Drops To 7.6%, But ... | Veterans Project | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The unemployment rate for military veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan has dipped recently after months of riding higher than the national average, but some analysts caution it's too early to tell if the progress is ...
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Costs Soar for Vets' PTSD

Corey Gibson's right leg bounces when he sits. At 29 he sleeps fitfully, with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle mounted above his bed. "That's my sense of security," he says.

Laurie Emmer, a 47-year-old mother of four, shuns crowds and strangers. She always sits facing the restaurant door when she goes out to eat and, before sitting down, makes sure to identify the quickest route out.

And Eric Johnson, 62, who revisits Vietnam nearly every night in his head, escapes the demons who rob him of sleep by patrolling the streets of his South Side neighborhood with his yellow Labrador retriever, Che.

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Army: PTSD treatable; some diagnosed return to war - The Seattle Times

Army: PTSD treatable; some diagnosed return to war - The Seattle Times | Veterans Project | Scoop.it
Army: PTSD treatable; some diagnosed return to warThe Seattle TimesIt is still not known if the soldier accused of killing 17 Afghans was ever diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder - but even if he had been, that alone would not have...
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Iona College Hears Message of an American Hero - Patch.com

Iona College Hears Message of an American HeroPatch.comBy Chris Eberhart (left) Iona College Senior and President of Students United for Veterans Maureen Cummins and (right) Lt. Andrew Kinard.
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EBSCOhost: Fighting the Peace at Home: Mexican American Veterans and the 1944 GI Bill ...

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