Category Archive: Military PTSD

Jun 24

Fairchild Hospital Shooting, Air Force Base, PTSI PTSD

In 1994, I responded to an active killer incident at our hospital on Fairchild Air Force Base. For several years afterward, I struggled with PTSD, not because I took a life, but because so many others lost theirs. 20 years later, I was invited back to Fairchild to speak about the resiliency of survivors at …

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Jun 10

Police Responses to Officer-Involved Shootings

Police Responses to Officer-Involved Shootings What goes through police officers’ minds when they are involved in shootings? How does facing deadly force affect what they see, hear, and feel? Prior research has found that many officers involved in shootings suffer from “postshooting trauma”—a form of posttraumatic stress disorder that may include guilt, depression, and even …

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Jun 10

Two New PTSD Treatments Offer Hope for Veterans

Two New PTSD Treatments Offer Hope for Veterans Do you—or someone you know—suffer from PTSD? Please read this. Published on November 26, 2013 by Christopher Bergland in The Athlete’s Way Last Sunday, 60 Minutes broadcast a story about two new therapies being used to treat veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The treatments are called “Prolonged Exposure Therapy” (PE) …

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Jun 10

New Findings on PTSD and Brain Activity

  New Findings on PTSD and Brain Activity  Researchers have discovered a correlation between increased activity among brain circuits and flashbacks among individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). University of Minnesota investigators learned that an increased circuit activity in the right side of the brain is associated with the debilitating, involuntary flashbacks that often characterized …

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Jun 10

Legion to Conduct Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) PTSD Symposium

  American Legion | May 12, 2014  Continuing its efforts to raise awareness about service members and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), The American Legion will conduct a symposium in June focusing on both injuries, as well as conventional and alternative treatments for each. During The American Legion’s …

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Sep 24

Police, Fire, Military Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD

Police and Military injuries are quite different in many respects than that of a civilian injury.  The Police Culture tends to underestimate the short and long term effects, not just one substantial blow to the head, in some cases several over years. Understanding the mechanics of the injury,  or the hows, why’s and what happened’s,  …

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