Army Revamps Identification And Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Army PTSD Policy 10 April 2012 released by the Army Medical Command provides new guidance to improve the treatment of soldiers diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Army Surgeon General no longer accepts the American Psychiatric Association definition for PTSD as the only accepted medical definition.
Help for Guard and Reserve Members
Members of the National Guard and Reserve face unique challenges balancing military service with civilian life. The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) serves warriors and their families needing help with psychological health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) issues, promoting resilience, recovery and reintegration.
Treatments Available for PTSD
Today, there are good treatments available for PTSD. When you have PTSD, dealing with the past can be hard. Instead of telling others how you feel, you may keep your feelings bottled up. But talking with a therapist can help you get better.
Studies Find Breakthrough in PTSD Treatment
Two new studies seem to provide more evidence that post-traumatic stress disorder is a chemical change in the brain caused by trauma — and that it might be possible to diagnose, treat and predict which troops are most susceptible to it using brain scans or blood tests.