Depression Is 60% More Common in Women Veterans Compared to Men

Depression Is 60% More Common in Women Veterans Compared to Men

Recent research uncovered some good news and bad news when it comes to female veterans and depression: Women experience depression at much higher rates than
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MHS Implements Multiple Programs to Improve PTSD and Depression Care

MHS Implements Multiple Programs to Improve PTSD and Depression Care

In the year since the release of a RAND report critical of follow-up within the Military Health System (MHS) for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder
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TBI Specialist Seeks to Customize Treatment for Brain-Injured Veterans

TBI Specialist Seeks to Customize Treatment for Brain-Injured Veterans

For the past eight years, Joel Scholten, MD, has enjoyed both a ground-level, exam-room view of traumatic brain injury (TBI) care in VA, as well
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My Life Needs Editing

My Life Needs Editing

My commute to work in the Washington, DC, area is hell, to put it mildly. According to U.S. News and World Report, in 2015, Washington
May 09, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post
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