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Jul
27
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According to VA Men and Women Experience PTSD Differently

PTSD

As the number of women combat veterans rises, so too does the military’s understanding of the differences in how men and women process trauma and go on to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  The core symptoms of PTSD, such as hyperarousal, reexperiencing, avoidance and numbing, are generally the same for most people with the condition. […]

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Jun
29
Psychedelic Drugs Getting Another Look Like A Viable Treatment For PTSD

Psychedelic Drugs Look Like A Viable Treatment For PTSD

PTSD

As the national mental health crisis among veterans becomes increasingly dire, researchers are looking for new ways to offer relief. Scientists and politicians alike have recently begun advocating more seriously for psychedelic drugs like “magic mushrooms,” ketamine and ecstasy (MDMA) as viable treatment options for conditions that overwhelmingly affect veterans like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), […]

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Mar
09
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PTSD vs Depression, WWII POWs in Michigan, Ross McGinnis MOH

News and Press, PTSD

This week on 4 Minutes With LHFV, Veterans Disability Attorney Jim Fausone will be discussing: the difference between PTSD and Depression VA disability claims; a Veterans Radio Podcast featuring University of Detroit-Mercy Professor Greg Sumner on the POWs brought to Michigan during World War II; and Ross McGinnis’ Medal of Honor from Home of Heroes. PTSD vs. […]

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Jan
21
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New Instructions for Sailors to Get Better Sleep

Medical Issues / Disability, Mental Health, News and Press, PTSD, Veterans Law

The U.S. Navy surface forces are receiving new instructions, aimed at ensuring sailors are getting consistent sleep while out at sea. The Comprehensive Endurance, Fatigue Management Program further expands on similar instructions released in 2017, a result of an investigation discovering sailor fatigue played a role in the fatal collisions of warships Fitzgerald and John […]

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Jan
19
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Attending C&P Exams, VA Copay Deferral, James Barber Interview, Douglas Munro

Claims Processing, Employment, Medical Issues / Disability, Mental Health, News and Press, PTSD

In this week’s installment of 4 Minutes with LHFV: 1/19/2021, Veterans Attorney Jim Fausone is discussing: C&P Exam Third-Party Contractors, VA’s Reversal of Copay Deferral, Veterans Radio Podcast on Gaming in the Military with James Barber, and Douglas Munro’s heroic story courtesy of Home of Heroes. Attending C&P Exams In our previous installments of 4 […]

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Jan
14
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Veterans Get New Medical Malpractice Protections

Claims Processing, Medical Issues / Disability, Mental Health, PTSD, Uncategorized, Veterans Law

As part of new legislation recently signed into law, the Department of Veterans Affairs will have to provide basic legal advice to veterans who file medical malpractice claims and provide information on local staffing issues. To read more on this topic, click here. The new legislation, called the Brian Tally VA Employment Transparency Act, was […]

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Sep
08
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USPS Delays Affect VA Prescription Deliveries

Medical Issues / Disability, Mental Health, News and Press, PTSD, Veterans Law

With recent budget-cuts directed to the U.S. Postal Service. The Department of Veterans Affairs has been forced to work with alternative shipping providers for Veterans requiring prescriptions to be shipped to them. The alternatives VA is currently engaging with are private shipping mega-giants, FedEx and UPS. If you would like to read more on the […]

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Jul
31
What is malingering and how might it affect your claim?

What is malingering and how might it affect your claim?

PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are common conditions among veterans. Those who suffer from these or related conditions might apply for VA disability benefits. Sometimes, however, these claims are denied. If this has happened to you, it is important to understand what malingering is and what it means for your disability […]

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Jul
07
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President Trump Unveils New PREVENTS Roadmap to Address Veteran Suicide and Mental Health

Mental Health, News and Press, PTSD

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced the release of the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS), a nationwide plan to raise awareness about mental health, connect veterans and all Americans at risk of suicide to federal and local sources, and facilitate focused and coordinated research into suicide. […]

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Feb
21
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Western Michigan gym to offer free “Punch Out PTSD” classes for veterans

PTSD

Title Boxing Kalamazoo in Portage, Michigan now offers free exercise classes specifically for veterans who are dealing with posttraumatic stress disorder. The hour-long class is called “Punch Out PTSD” and features a group conversation with a licensed therapist and a boxing workout. The owner of Title Boxing Kalamazoo, Amy Heyduck, is passionate about helping veterans. […]

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