Veterans and PTSD: A Maryland Cannabis Physician’s Perspective

Veterans and PTSD: A Maryland Cannabis Physician’s Perspective By; greenhealthdocs 1-24-2018 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a huge issue that many veterans in our country face today. The Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital offers many different treatment options for this condition, including support groups, but they are still missing a key …

These US Troops Are Slowly Being Poisoned by Lead in Their Bones

These US Troops Are Slowly Being Poisoned by Lead in Their Bones A contractor shows the bullets and rubber that he cleaned in the Training Support Center Benelux 25-meter indoor firing range, on Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, Dec. 6, 2017. (U.S. Army/Visual Information Specialist Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie) 4 Apr 2019 Military.com | By Patricia …

DOD Suicide Report 2015

  Back This report presents data from the United States (U.S.) Armed Forces on the incidence of suicide and suicide attempts between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 (CY 2015). The annual rate of suicide is provided separately for Service members in the Active Component and those in the …

DOD Suicide Report 2014

  Back The Annual Report of the Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) system presents data on suicides and suicide attempts that occurred from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. The goal of the DoDSER program is to characterize and contextualize suicide-related events in a manner that is …

Malaria Drug Causes Brain Damage

  Back Malaria drug causes brain damage that mimics PTSD: case study The case of a service member diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder but found instead to have brain damage caused by a malaria drug raises questions about the origin of similar symptoms in other post-9/11 veterans. According to the …

DOD Suicide Report 2013

  Back This annual report of the DoDSER program summarizes CY 2013 fatal and nonfatal suicide events reported and submitted by March 31, 2014. This report is composed of aggregated DoDSER data for each of the four covered Services: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy. Data for each DoDSER …

Suicide Data Report 2012

  Back In 2007, the Department of Veterans Affairs began an intensive effort to reduce suicide among Veterans. This effort had its roots in the Mental Health staffing expansion and the Joshua Omvig Bill, and it included both attention to Veterans in crisis as well as those determined to be …

2012 Military Community Demographics

  Back This Demographics Report, which was prepared for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), presents a synthesis of demographic information describing members and families in the military community in fiscal year 2012.1 Active Duty Service branches include DoD’s Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and the Department of Homeland …

Benzodiazepines to Treatment PTSD

  Back Benzodiazepines were introduced in the 1960’s to replace barbiturates, which were effective as sedatives but were dangerous in overdosage and often abused. The stress-reducing and sedating properties of benzodiazepines made them seemingly an ideal drug to manage anxiety and insomnia symptoms and they became useful in addressing other …