Search Results for: PTSD

20% of Iraq, Afghanistan Soldiers Have Depression or PTSD

Half of Depression and PTSD affected troops untreated A study published by the Rand Corporation shows that of the 300,000 troops affected by mental disorders of depression or PTSDless than half have been treated.   Yes, that is 150,000 untreated heroes on active … Continue reading

VA Research Factsheet on PTSD

The following is a factsheet from the VA’s Research Advances Series titled “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)“,  published in September, 2007: VA’s Office of Research & Development supports a strong program of research directed to understanding, treating, and preventing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), … Continue reading

PTSD Payments Vary State to State

PTSD Payments Vary State to State I’m indebted to the blog at Healing Combat Trauma for alerting me to this information in which they refererence an article published in with the above title.   You should read the information at Healing Combat Trauma as … Continue reading

PTSD vets soon coming like tsunami

There is a scary article in the San Francisco Chronicle.  The article predicts a flood of new stressed out veterans as they return form Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom are on the fast track to PTSD, depression, and other mental health … Continue reading

News Flash! Army Reports on Delayed PTSD

Delayed PTSD, Depression, Family Conflict Data Revealed Picture by icolman (Creative Commons License – Find it Here) This study reported in Army.Mil/News found that out of 88,000 returning Iraq war soldiers given Post-Deployment Health Assessments (PDHA), only 4 to 5% of the … Continue reading

Video – The Soldier’s Heart – PTSD a Frontline Video Series

The Soldier’s Heart is a 60 minute PBS “Frontline” video series in four parts.  It is available for viewing online here on the PBS Frontline web site. “Soldier’s heart”  or “nostalgia” are the names given for PTSD after the Cival … Continue reading

Video – Soldiers with PTSD

Soldiers with PTSD Video Thanks to AlyssaAS (turn up the sound) This is powerful!   Watch and decide to help.   Please Oldtimer   

PTSD vet ‘chooses’ homelessness

PTSD vet ‘chooses’ homelessness I found this in the Air Force Times By Brandon Stahl – The Associated Press Posted : Tuesday Oct 16, 2007 11:03:14 EDT DULUTH, Minn. – A bowl of corn flakes and room-temperature milk sits in … Continue reading

PTSD – Some Help for Veterans

PTSD – Some Help for Veterans   PTSD is one of the leading causes of homelessness for veterans.  I’ve come across a few helpful articles on PTSD for Veterans.  One from the VA, a Fact Sheet on PTSD which has some interesting … Continue reading

Personality Disorder – Not PTSD says Military

Pre-existing “maladaptive pattern of behavior of long duration” Code words for “soldier, the US had decided to screw you over,” a diagnosis shared by more than 22,500 service men and women.   It means that, according to the military, they had a personality disorder before they … Continue reading

Soldier Who Captured Saddam has PTSD, But VA says No! to war hero.

This is a story from  By Dana Priest and Anne Hull Washington Post Staff Writers Sunday, June 17, 2007; A01 Army Spec. Jeans Cruz helped capture Saddam Hussein. When he came home to the Bronx, important people called him a … Continue reading

Military Tradition – History of Veterans Abused, Discarded

The history of this country’s treatment of its veterans has been dismal, starting with the very beginning of the country. Revolutionary War The Continental Congress of 1776 sought to encourage enlistments and curtail desertions with the nation’s first pension law. … Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity – 2008 Dinner on the Slab

Friday night we had our traditional Dinner on the Slab with our Future Homeowner and her family.   (If you just want to see the pictures, click any picture for a slide show and link to pictures you can copy.) First … Continue reading

Complete List of Oldtimer’s Posts

This list came about because of the way blogs work.  Once an article is posted, all the previous posts are pushed down. Eventually, the oldest posts are so far down they are never seen again.  But some of these are … Continue reading

The ‘equal opportunity war’ bring equal opportunity trauma

Much of the information below was gleaned from a well written USA Today story entitled Mental toll of war hitting female servicemembers.   Early in the story the writer tells about Master Sgt. Cindy Rathbun who began losing hair in clumps within 3 weeks … Continue reading