A recent VA study points to a possible breakthrough in differentiating between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), otherwise known as a concussion.
The two disorders often carry similar symptoms, such as irritability, restlessness, hypersensitivity to stimulation, memory loss, fatigue and dizziness. Scientists have tried to distinguish between mTBI and PTSD in hopes of improving treatment options for Veterans, but many symptom-based studies have been inconclusive because the chronic effects of
Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who have difficulties making it to in-person therapy sessions may be able to get treatment that's just as good by videoconference.
A novel arts therapy program encourages soldiers to paint their emotions on papier-mache masks.
Winter Term 2017 Dr. Kathy Becker-Blease will be teaching a reading and conference course PSY 405/505 on Veterans, Trauma, and Identity at Oregon State University’s main campus in Corvallis. Students will need her approval to take the course and can do this by turning in a Psychology Override Form with her signature. The form is available in Reed Lodge. The time is TBD based on participants schedules. For more information about this course you can