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Volunteer logs over 4,400 hours, earns President's Call to Service award - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

Volunteer logs over 4,400 hours, earns President's Call to Service award - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System | Veterans With PTSD | Scoop.it
Pat Massarini earned the President's Call to Service award for his dedication to America's heroes.
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Veterans Inc - Serving Veterans & Their Families Across America

Veterans Inc - Serving Veterans & Their Families Across America | Veterans With PTSD | Scoop.it
Veterans Inc. is a national leader in ending homelessness among veterans.
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Clinician's Guide to Medications for PTSD - NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD

Discusses specific groups of medications used for treating PTSD, medications and psychotherapy, common barriers to effective medication treatment, excessive medications, and other considerations.
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Finding Spirtual Community

Many people find that being part of a spiritual group of people is very important. Being part of a spiritual group of people helps them grow spiritually and in other ways. A spiritual group may be part of a church, synagogue, mosque, or temple. Other spiritual groups include a 12-Step group or a group that meets on a regular basis for prayer, talking about scriptures, or meditation. Some even see their spiritual community as a group of like-minded people who are working for a larger cause. Some people who help charities consider this part of their spiritual work. Others find their spiritual work in helping agencies create social justice in programs such as civil rights, immigration reform, or building homes.

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NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD Home

The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of U.S. Veterans through research, education and training on PTSD and stress-related disorders.
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Bringing Dogs to Heal

The article focuses on the use of trained canines in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. It states that the U.S. Veterans Administration and the Army are launching studies to determine the validity of anecdotal evidence that dogs can alleviate PTSD. Psychiatry professor Sandra Barker published a study in 1998 that found patient anxiety levels fell twice as much after patients spent 30 minutes with dogs as it did following music and art therapy sessions. It talks about the use of service dogs for disabled veterans and on the debate over using service dogs trained by groups belonging to Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or less expensive dogs not formally trained by an ADI-approved school.

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VIETNAM VETS FINALLY FIND HELP FOR OLD SCARS; New pressures prompt PTSD treatment

This time he no longer had his old coping mechanism; he had quit drinking and smoking marijuana in 1999. He was at the point of desperation. He worried that he would hurt himself or others, and that's when he decided to seek the help he had so long avoided.

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Animal Therapy is Making Strides in the Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

While the majority of cases involve pairing PTSD patients with dogs, the treatment has also seen positive results when patients interact with other animals like horses, cats, birds and, wait for it – dolphins. Pets have measurable positive impacts on the humans who care for them. Pets: reduce stress, reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, and promote exercise. Now to that list can be added: help PTSD patients to reduce their symptoms.

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Starr Newman's curator insight, January 21, 2015 8:52 PM

I found this article extremely insightful. In all the information I've read, studies, journals, articles and personal stories I found that the information on Animal therapy in this particular topic very helpful. Many veterans suffer silently and with a companion they dont have to. It has been shown that symptoms reduce in Animal therapy. 

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“How can we help?” Teen Volunteers Produce Newsletter for Veterans

“How can we help?” Teen Volunteers Produce Newsletter for Veterans | Veterans With PTSD | Scoop.it
How can we help?Teen Volunteers Produce Newsletter for Veterans...
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Mike Kamm's curator insight, June 7, 2014 8:27 AM

WE all need help, no matter how small

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Horses help veterans readjust, cope, heal.

Veterans primarily will work on team building and other concepts during weekly sessions for as long as needed. New participants, for example, may be asked to saddle horses while staying in physical contact with everyone in the group and then discuss the experience, said Ms. Thompson of Riverbend Stables and Equestrian Center.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by a person’s exposure to life-threatening or otherwise traumatic circumstances. The term is most often associated with mental health problems suffered by soldiers returning from war. In recent years, PTSD has been diagnosed in people who have endured other types of high-stress experiences as well. Some argue that the definition of PTSD has been broadened too greatly, which has resulted in PTSD diagnoses for people whose stress levels do not warrant the same level of treatment as genuine PTSD sufferers.

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