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The Link between Combat Veterans and Growing Suicide Rates

Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives, mostly because of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, affects one in five combat veterans. Normally, soldiers and civilians alike believe that once a soldier …

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Veterans, is it PTSD or Schizophrenia? – Part 2

Part 1 of the article explored the various types and symptoms of schizophrenia as well as some general characteristics of the disease such as who develops it and at what age. The article also touched upon how schizophrenia is one of many mental illnesses that plagues combat veterans, and even …

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Veterans, is it PTSD or Schizophrenia? – Part 1

The military inadvertently triggers many various forms of mental illness, especially a psychological condition known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. In fact, the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs finds that one in five combat veterans will experience symptoms of PTSD either during …

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How Bipolar Disorder is Affecting Veterans with PTSD

Bipolar disorder, previously known as “manic depressive disorder”, affects approximately one out of every hundred people, making it a “relatively common” mental illness according to the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs. However, the public does not usually associate veterans with bipolar …

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Veterans and Clinical Depression

It is commonly known that prolonged exposure to combat can serve as a serious trigger for veterans to develop any sort of mental illness. Two types of mental illness, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression, are some of the most common, and many of the symptoms overlap, causing frequent …

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How Brain Scans Can Help Ailing Veterans

Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist and Tedx speaker, revealed to his audience in a segment called “The Most Important Lesson from 83,000 Brain Injuries” the ineffectiveness of modern psychiatric practices. He also referred to the influx of returning U.S. combat veterans who served in Iraq and/or …

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