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Q&A: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the path to recovery Special

June 27 is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day. To mark the day, Dr. Prakash Masand M.D., a psychiatrist and founder of the Centers of Psychiatric Excellence, discusses coping mechanisms, including the tole of technology.

Will it be possible to erase 'bad' memories?

Will it be possible, at some future point, to eradicate 'bad' memories? Such as those associated with post-traumatic stress disorder? New study of snail neurons suggests memories that trigger anxiety can be erased.

Visualizing the effect of stress on the brain

What happens to the brain when a person undergoes a stressful event? What are the longer-term effects of a condition like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? These questions have been recently examined by scientists.

White Georgia cop charged in death of unarmed, black, naked, vet

Decatur - A grand jury in Georgia indicted DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen in the shooting death of Anthony Hill, 27. The Air Force veteran was naked and unarmed when he was shot to death in March 2015.

Genetically modified mice see rise in intelligence

Leeds - Researchers have succeeded in genetically engineering mice to produce rodents of greater intelligence and less anxiety. The research could one day help those with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Ukrainian wants to deliver psychological support to war-torn home Special

Even before the current bloody conflict in Ukraine erupted last year, the nation's largely Soviet-era mental health infrastructure was in shambles.

Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill

President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act on Thursday. The legislation will provide $22 million toward reducing the high suicide rate taking the lives of soldiers and former members of the U.S.military.

White House intruder decorated war veteran 'crying out for help'

Washington D.c. - The Texas man arrested for scaling the fence surrounding the White House Friday evening has been identified as a decorated Iraqi War veteran.

'Brain at War' conference offers hope, even with no bio-markers Special

San Francisco - For the past six years the Brain at War conference held each summer in June, has been galvanizing to raise awareness of the growing health-care needs of military veterans returning home from combat.

A new drug target for the treatment of post-traumatic stress

A compound that targets a particular opioid receptor in the brain appears to reduce the formation of PTSD-like systems in mice subjected to severe trauma. It is hoped this could become a drug target site for people suffering with PTSD.

PTSD sufferers 'linked to higher diabetes risk'

A research report suggests a link between post-traumatic stress disorder and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life.

Mental health training to be offered to military veterans

London - The U.K. government has decided to offer support to military veterans suffering from mental health problems. This will be through a new nationwide training program.

Golden retrievers travel from Chicago to Newtown to give comfort

To provide comfort to those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, a Chicago-based charity has sent 10 golden retriever dogs to Newtown to provide comfort in a time of mourning and grieving.

Is Mefloquine the new Agent Orange?

During Vietnam troops were exposed to Agent Orange. Later there was Gulf War Syndrome and depleted Uranium exposure. Now the military is dealing with a rash of military members with PTSD, and another chemical agent may be responsible for the diagnosis.

More specialized approach to PTSD needed for women in combat Special

San Francisco - It was a full-house attendance at the fifth annual “Brain at War” conference on June 21 as the Northern California Institute of Research and Education (NCIRE) presented the latest information on traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

Marijuana could block symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder

Research carried out by the New University of Haifa shows that administering marijuana could be effective at treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Military to train more dogs to serve with U.S. troops

Fort Campbell - Military working dogs are playing an increasingly vital role in war zones sniffing out improvised explosives devices. Their success rate has been so great the military has funded a program to increase the number of active dogs over the next two years.

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Dr. Thomas Neylan  MD is the director of the Stress at Health Research Program at San Francisco VA M...
Dr. Thomas Neylan, MD is the director of the Stress at Health Research Program at San Francisco VA Medical Center at Fort Miley. He was among the speakers at the fifth annual "Brain at War" conference at the Marines Memorial Club and Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

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