Entries Tagged ‘post-traumatic stress disorder’

VA To Make Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Available for PTSD

By Debbie Gregory. In a continuing effort to treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and reduce the number of veteran suicides, the Department of Veterans Affairs has approved hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to some veterans with PTSD. In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal air pressure. […]

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Colorado VA Used Forbidden Lists of Patients Wanting Mental Health Car

By Debbie Gregory. A Veterans Administration (VA) investigation has revealed that VA facilities in Denver, Golden and Colorado Springs failed to follow proper protocol when keeping tabs on patients who sought referrals for treatment of mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder. The “off-book” lists did not always contain complete information or request dates, […]

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Service-related PTSD Disability Claims have Tripled in the Last Decade

  By Debbie Gregory. More than 20 percent of veterans receiving federal disability are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, a figure that has tripled in the last decade, from approximately 345,000 cases in fiscal 2008 to more than 940,000 cases today. This includes all age groups, not just veterans from the recent wars. PTSD symptoms […]

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Can an Injection Alleviate PTSD?

By Debbie Gregory. The U.S. Army has commissioned a study to see if an anesthetic injection to the neck can alleviates the symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.) Stellate ganglion blocks have been used to treat shingles and arm pain, but the $2 million Army study is the first to examine whether the treatment might […]

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Veteran Treatment Courts Offer Alternatives

By Debbie Gregory. Many military veterans have had life experiences that are very different from their civilian contemporaries. Depending on when and where they served, veterans may have experienced a vast array of physical, emotional and psychological injuries. Untreated, unhealed emotional and psychological injuries lead to further veteran illnesses, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder […]

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