My father is a Vietnam War veteran. I've moved closer to him so we can do more things together, and I've noticed his health isn't as good as it was. I thought he was getting the health care he needs, but now I'm not so sure. He smokes a lot, and I'm worried about heart disease.
Women represent just over 14 percent of active-duty military, and unlike in the past, they may be involved in conflict operations. When in or near firefight, they are likely to experience a variety of traumatic stressors that can affect them after returning home. Find information below that can help you or a loved one cope.
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness therapy seems to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study suggests.
by Frank Addessi
Over 1.3 million American men and women now serve in the U.S. armed forces. There are many well-known benefit programs offered to these military personnel—one of the most important (and possibly overlooked) of these is exclusive access to low-cost life insurance policies.
My husband has been diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome Type II (CRPS Type II). As a result of an explosion in Iraq, his lower left leg was amputated. His injuries are healed, but the pain doesn't stop. We've tried the treatments recommended by our Veterans Administration health center. Is there anything else we can try?
I’m so grateful to have my husband home from Iraq in one piece. But, since his return, he has had trouble sleeping and trouble remembering simple things. And, he seems down to me. These symptoms seem different from what I know about post-traumatic stress disorder. Of course, he doesn’t want to go to his doctor. What can I do to help?
Women represent just over 14 percent of active-duty military, and unlike in the past, they may be involved in conflict operations. When in or near firefight, they are likely to experience a variety of traumatic stressors that can affect them after returning home. In addition to that, women are more vulnerable to military sexual trauma (MST)—some type of sexual assault that can range from unwanted sexual contact to rape.
Once diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it's important to know that help is available. With support, many women can draw on their own reserves of strength and resilience to cope with post-traumatic stress. The following describes some options that are available today.
Author: HealthyWomen and American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Published by: National Women's Health Resource Center, Inc., December 2010
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