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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The newly released National Research Action Plan has created a “common roadmap” for federal agencies to tackle mental health research to include PTSD, TBI and suicide, DoD and VA officials said recently.
New Research Explores Sleep’s Role in the Disorder
JACKSON, MS - For veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), disrupted sleep and nightmares can be a vicious cycle - one feeding the other.
ANN ARBOR, MI - New research on short- and long-term cardiovascular risks from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) could present significant challenges for the VA and the Military Health System.
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HOUSTON - In recent years, DoD officials have admitted publicly that military sexual trauma (MST) is a serious problem among the services, one that’s more widespread than previously recognized.
Two researchers are trying to better understand the relationship between mental-health issues and lower urinary tract symptoms. Their work in the area began after observing that servicemembers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan had complaints similar to older patients, including urgent incontinence.
VA Researchers Find Sex-Based Differences in Disorder
SAN FRANCISCO — Why are women so much more likely than men to develop post-traumatic stress disorder? The answer could be differences in the way men and women develop fear responses, according to VA researchers.
Hypopituitarism May Cause Insomnia, Reduced Libido, Depression
SEATTLE — For the 30% of warriors with concussive injuries whose symptoms fail to resolve in a few months, recent research offers new hope.
Tool Can Help Prevent Compassion Fatigue or ‘Secondary Traumatic Stress’
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCHORD, WA— One of the most insidious things about trauma is that its effects can spread far beyond the initial event.
WASHINGTON - While 2013 has been a difficult year so far when it comes to the budget, the Military Health System’s top doctor promised that funding for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research will be protected.
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers are calling for the reauthorization of legislation to help traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients and their families access rehabilitation, long-term care and community support.
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