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.
A U.S. Marine, May 24, 2010.
October 4, 2010
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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 ...
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 ...
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.
Some of you are scared. Some of you are angry. Some of you are intensely sad. Some of you are numb.