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Like NFL players, service members are vulnerable to head injuries that may cause long-term damage.
Federal programs are failing to meet the needs of the more than two million women veterans in the U. S., many of whom are suffering from the invisible wounds of service-related trauma and stress.
Federal contractor Accenture is among the supporters of the non-profit Boulder Crest's efforts to help veterans realize their potential as regular citizens.
The Warrior Transition Battalion at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington State has added diving with sharks to its list of coping skills to teach wounded soldiers
Post traumatic stress syndrome presents a continuous challenge to military doctors. No single treatment works for everyone or in every circumstance. Now the Army has launched a study to test a novel way of treating PTSD with an injection to the neck. Dr. Ron Hoover, senior scientist and PTSD research portfolio manager for the Army, provides details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Army is reexamining the cases of at least 73 soldiers who it kicked out under other-than-honorable circumstances between 2009 and 2015 because it may have run afoul of a federal law intended to help ensure troops aren’t punished for mental health issues.
Service members with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury cannot separated be from the service without those conditions being taken into consideration, even in cases of misconduct.
Bright minds are shining their light on technologies to help war fighters and veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A competition known as the Foundry Cup kicked off yesterday. It\'s a three day idea-fest where individuals and companies pitch potential plans for treating PTSD. Geoff Orazem is the founder and CEO of Eastern Foundry, which started this innovation competition. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on Foundry Cup.
The stresses and trauma of war are not limited to military personnel on the battlefield. Defense contractors exposed to combat zones exhibit similar rates of mental health problems as members of the military, according to a report by RAND Corporation.
Internal review finds no systemic issues with regard to the misdiagnosis of post-traumatic stress among soldiers, but it makes dozens of recommendations for improving the disability evaluation system.
Dr. Andrew Ritcheson of DRC spoke the to Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about what medical professionals have learned from 10 years of war about treating traumatic brain injuries.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to not follow through on a directive that will go into effect on Friday that would prevent funding for service dogs to help veterans with mental disabilities.
Officials say one in six service members and vets suffer from PTSD. The research will focus on spotting symptoms, prevention and treatment.
Tom Tarantino, chief policy officer for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, talks about the challenges facing veterans when they return home. August 17, 2012(Encore presentation September 7 & 14, 2012)