Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

5:00am

Mon May 20, 2013

6:00pm

Sun May 19, 2013
Other Than Honorable

Gazette Excerpt: Injured In War, Punished At Home

Wounded Army veteran Kash Alvaro recovers in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital this winter after suffering a seizure and chest pains.
Michael Ciaglo The Gazette

1:51pm

Mon March 11, 2013
The Impact Of War Project

Four-Legged Warriors Show Signs Of PTSD

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 6:04 pm

Bernie Green is a supervisor with the Department of Defense's Military Working Dog Breeding Program. Experts say dogs can suffer from PTSD-like conditions that can affect their military capabilities later on.
Ryan Loyd KSTX

For years, PTSD — or post-traumatic stress disorder — has been an issue for military members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

But humans aren't the only ones with problems. Military dogs returning from war zones are also showing signs of PTSD. And there's evidence that these canines need some extra tender loving care after their tours of duty.

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2:01pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Around the Nation

Shooting Of 'American Sniper' Raises Questions About PTSD Treatment

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 4:12 pm

Chris Kyle, a retired Navy SEAL and best-selling author of American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, was killed at a gun range near Glen Rose, Texas, on Feb. 2.
Paul Moseley MCT/Landov

Police in Texas have charged Eddie Ray Routh, a 25-year-old U.S. Marine reservist, with capital murder. Arrest records indicate that Routh had been twice taken to a mental hospital in recent months, and had told police he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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5:32pm

Fri January 25, 2013
Around the Nation

To Combat Suicides, Army Focuses On The Homefront

Alicia McCoy holds a photo of her husband, Sgt. Brandon McCoy. Despite taking part in basewide suicide prevention efforts at Fort Campbell in 2009, Sgt. McCoy took his own life in 2012.
Blake Farmer for NPR

When Sgt. Brandon McCoy returned from Iraq, he showed signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. His wife, Alicia, remembers him being on edge in public.

"I'm watching him, and his trigger finger never stopped moving, constantly," says Alicia.

Four years later, after he returned from a tour in Afghanistan in 2011, she says, she'd wake up with his hands wrapped around her throat. She told him: Get help or get a divorce. So he scheduled an appointment and — along with Alicia — trekked to the Fort Campbell hospital located on the Tennessee-Kentucky border.

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