Tag: trauma

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Female veterans face barriers to health care

Rhonda Gleason thought the Veterans Affairs doctor wasn’t listening. Turns out, she was right. She’d driven more than three hours from her centeral Oregon home

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VA giving strength to couples in crisis

Are you in a violent relationship?  Are you scared of your significant other?  Or is your significant other perhaps scared of you? If so, VA

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VA study finds EEG can help differentiate between PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury

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