Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the News: March

What’s new in the world of PTSD recognition and recovery? PTSD news for March.PTSD, In the News, Japan, trauma, light therapy

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GENERAL PTSD NEWS

Light Therapy Shows Positive Results in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: There is good news for traumatic brain injury patients as the new research has found that light therapy daily application at home has helped in improving cognitive or behavioral functions and in treating post-traumatic stress disorder among traumatic brain injury patients.

Actor ‘suffered post-traumatic stress and panic attacks’ after filming waterboarding on Ken Loach film: A former paratrooper-turned-actor who was waterboarded for a scene in a forthcoming Ken Loach film says he considered therapy after suffering ‘post-traumatic stress disorder’ and panic attacks.

Tending to Japan’s Psychological Scars: What Hurts, What Helps: Even seen on tiny screens from thousands of miles away, the images of destruction in Japan are devastating. The emotional aftermath seems unimaginable, and yet once the immediate crisis is over, the survivors will certainly be faced with it.

Article sheds new light on neural mechanisms for flashbacks: Flashbacks are an elusive phenomenon, but an article published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics sheds some new light on potential mechanisms in an healthy man with an history of near drawing.

PTSD Can Have a Debilitating Effect: Steve built his adult life on the foundation of a childhood trauma. He and his brother suffered through years of physical violence and emotional abuse at the hands of an alcoholic father.

Military PTSD News 

New treatment hopes to treat PTSD: The United States Navy will soon launch a full-scale study of a potential cure for posttraumatic stress disorder.

Former Marine Walking Barefoot to Bring Attention to Affects of PTSD: An odyssey of more than three thousand miles will soon be over for a Marine Veteran.Ron Zaleski set off on a barefoot trek across America back in June. He’s collecting signatures for a petition to raise awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Photo Journalist Pete Garrow caught up with him as he passed through Pasadena.

Hippocampus Smaller in Veterans Not Recovered From PTSD, Study Shows: The hippocampus, a brain area associated with memory and stress, was about six percent smaller on average in veterans with current chronic PTSD than in veterans who had recovered from PTSD, in a study conducted by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.

Band of Brothers #5 / The miracle Of Heart Centered Self Healing: Five Vietnam and one Iraq veteran with PTSD faced their deepest fears and inspired each other to open their hearts, conquer their fears and find themselves in the process .

Soldiers with brain injuries learning how to rewire their minds: Dr. David Twillie watched as Sgt. Jeremy Cole drove a car in a computer simulation. What made this different is that there was no game controller and no steering wheel.

Taking the ‘disorder’ out of post-war stress: Soldier’s heart, shell shock, war neurosis, combat fatigue —- and now, especially for the last decade in Iraq and Afghanistan, post traumatic stress disorder.

Faith may help in trauma recovery: A study conducted at the Minneapolis VA shows signs that victims of trauma and PTSD can be helped by programs that emphasize spirituality as part of recovery.

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