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UCSD Study Links Higher PTSD Risk To Genetics

A wide-ranging study published Wednesday identifies possible genetic links to an increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Scientists from UC San Diego School of Medicine, the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and other institutions analyzed DNA samples from more than 13,000 U.S. soldiers and discovered two statistically significant genetic variants that might be associated with PTSD.

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In Wake Of Startling Suicide Numbers, San Diego VA Gives Tips On Warning Signs

Home Post reported recently that 22 San Diego-area veterans committed suicide within the last year. At least 126 vets in San Diego attempted suicide, according to the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System Suicide Prevention Program.

In response, KPBS reporter Neiko Will spoke with the folks at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System's mental health department. They told Will that 32 new staff members came on board this ...

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Young Vets with PTSD More Likely to Be Prescribed Opiates (Video)

Doctors are more likely to prescribe highly-addictive opiates for pain to post-9/11 veterans with mental health issues, than to veterans without diagnosed mental health problems. That's according to a new study conducted by the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Researchers looked at the health records of more than 140,000 veterans for the study. They found doctors ...

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Army Psychologist's Poignant Poem for Suffering Troops

Dr. Galen M. Grant is a retired Army psychologist who has worked with many servicemembers and veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicidal behavior. His poem below comes from the Defense Centers of Excellence blog.

You Come To Me From War

You come to me from war.

Some of you are scared. Some of you are angry. Some of you are intensely sad. Some of you are numb.

Some ...

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