post-traumatic stress disorder

North Country News
10:30 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Vermont VA Center Leads PTSD Study

Credit National Institutes of Health/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

The Veterans Administration Medical Center in Vermont is leading a national study to compare two methods of treating post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Hudson Valley News
9:19 am
Thu May 2, 2013

NY Veterans Counseling Program Expands

Credit Office of NYS Senator Greg Ball

A number of state and local elected officials will be on hand in New York’s Hudson Valley this afternoon to announce the expansion of a veterans counseling program.

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New England News
1:13 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Berkshire Families Find Lack of Support for Dealing with PTSD

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.
Credit National Institutes of Health


One of the signature lasting effects on veterans of the Iraq War is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reveals that PTSD not only affects those who served, but their family members as well....

Amy, a resident of the Northern Berkshires is married to a veteran who served in Iraq from 2005 to 2006, and was redeployed for Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. Amy, who asked to keep her last name anonymous, said that when her husband returned from war the first time in 2006, she noticed his behavior had changed.

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WAMC News
1:00 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Midday Magazine – Drs. Richard Tedeschi & Charles Figley - Disaster Mental Health

The State University of New York at New Paltz will host the ninth annual conference of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health tomorrow. The conference is focused on maintaining resilience among trauma and disaster workers.

Among the keynote speakers are Dr. Richard Tedeschi, a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and Dr. Charles Figley, professor of social work at Tulane University. WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with both men about how those who work around disaster maintain mental fitness.