Fireworks and PTSD

    Fireworks can be stressful for military veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Not only that, they can be disturbing for your pets and other first responders, including police officers and firefighters....
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    5 Important Facts About Veterans and Chronic Pain Management

    Returning service members are likely to experience a variety of chronic pain conditions. They may be the result of injury sustained in field operations or in other types of service. They are often associated...
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    Getting Back to You: Coping with PTSD

    There’s nothing in life that’s as unfair as a veteran who fought for his or her country to return home with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. PTSD can take on many forms, and ranges...
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    Measuring Brain Chemistry

    Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers that nerve cells in the brain use to communicate. Modifying serotonin levels is one way that antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications are thought to work and help people...
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    Dealing with and Healing from Trauma

    Recovering From Frightening Events It’s natural to be afraid after something scary or dangerous happens. When you feel you’re in danger, your body responds with a rush of chemicals that make you more alert. This...
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    5 Mental Health Tips for Military Deployment

    Deployment is stressful, of that, there is no doubt. According to Mental Health America, some adverse effects of deployment include lack of appetite, trouble concentrating, difficulty sleeping or feeling withdrawn. Additionally, a study done in the UK on...
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    The Underlooked Link Between PTSD and RA

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are two seemingly unconnected conditions. PTSD is a mental health condition with symptoms such as anxiety, nightmares, and uncontrollable thoughts about a traumatic experience. Rheumatoid Arthritis...

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