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Sep
22
Veterans with PTSD may suffer nightmares

Types of Nightmares Veterans May Experience

PTSD

People may know nightmares by the technical name parasomnia. Parasomnia includes sleep paralysis, sleepwalking, and nightmares. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 60% of veterans suffer from trauma-related nightmares, and 31% suffer from nightmares. Nightmares occur during the resting, waking, or falling asleep state. Although there are several periods when nightmares may occur, […]

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Sep
15
THC may help veterans with PTSD

Does THC Help People with PTSD?

PTSD

A recent study published in Neuropharmacology shows that low doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This leading study investigates the relationship between cannabis and PTSD, focusing on the effects of THC. Other studies have shown the benefits of another active marijuana ingredient – cannabidiol or CBD. Key Points to Ponder About THC increases […]

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Sep
08
Man doing yoga to help with his PTSD

Exercise as an Option for Treating PTSD in Veterans

PTSD

People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can find relief in the simplest ways. A variety of medical treatments and alternative therapies are available. Particular medicines and exercises may work better for some veterans, while others may need to explore additional options. The end goal of reaching a place of peace is what veterans should strive […]

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Aug
02
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PTSD Is Far More Prevalent in America Than Once Thought

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PTSD is more prevalent in the U.S. than was once thought. The estimated cost of providing health services to those suffering from it is higher than treating anxiety and depression – considered relatively commonplace in society today. The estimated cost of treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was $232.2 billion in 2018. You can read the […]

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Jul
28
New Treatment Announced for PTSD – Non-Invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation

New Treatment Announced for PTSD – Non-Invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation

PTSD

Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) has received “Breakthrough Device” recognition from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The foundation concept is that the commercially available stimulation device could help reduce the physiological response to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stress triggers. The results during tests indicate the device is safe, practical, and a novel treatment […]

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Jul
12
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Submitting a Stressor Statement for VA PTSD Claim

PTSD

Those seeking VA disability compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”) may need to submit a “stressor statement.” Stressor statements refer to a written description of the claimant’s experiences that led to the development of their PTSD. While the VA provides a “statement in support of claim” form where the claimant can write their statements, an […]

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Jun
28
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Soldiers Are Refused Honorable Discharge Due To Drug & Alcohol Use

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A U.S. veteran can be discharged with a less-than-honorable status due to substance abuse and other disorders, which could affect their access to VA benefits. Mr. Mark Stevenson, a U.S. Army vet, is currently challenging the state of affairs with the help of Yale Law students. The goal of the lawsuit is to have Mr. […]

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Jun
24
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Does Cannabis Treat or Assist PTSD?

PTSD

Cannabis has long been in use by veterans to relieve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But does cannabis treat PTSD or assist in dealing with the symptoms? There is evidence that it reduces nightmares and re-living traumatic situations for combat vets. While useful, the side effects are deemed harmful with long-term use, and […]

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Jun
14
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Special Cases of Service-Connected Compensation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD

Under 38 CFR § 3.304(f), the government provides the elements that a service member must meet to qualify for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compensation. Under the statute, service connection is available if the claimant presents medical evidence diagnosing the condition per CFR § 4.125(a). Moreover, they must provide medical evidence establishing a link between current […]

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Jun
07
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A Biological Wound In Brain Tissue Causes PTSD

PTSD

Israeli researchers have discovered that hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps alleviate PTSD symptoms in combat veterans. The supervised clinical trial revealed that the 35 Israeli Defense Force veterans enrolled demonstrated significant improvement in PTSD symptoms. Researchers discovered that exposure to severe emotional trauma could cause organic damage to the brain, thus causing a physical wound in […]

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