VET­ER­ANS AND PTSD

The Record (Troy, NY) - - LIFE+TIMES -

Post-trau­matic stress disor­der may be caused by many events in­clud­ing vi­o­lent per­sonal as­saults, nat­u­ral or hu­man-caused dis­as­ters, ac­ci­dents, com­bat and other forms of vi­o­lence.

Thou­sands of vet­er­ans re­turn­ing from com­bat en­cour­aged the VA to cre­ate the na­tion’s largest re­search cneter for the treat­ment of PTSD. In 2017, the Na­tional Cen­ter for Post-Trau­matic Stress Disor­der is study­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween ge­net­ics, metabol­ics and neu­ronal mark­ers and PTSD.

The cen­ter is telling vet­er­ans that trauma-fo­cused psy­chother­apy is the first-line treat­ment for PTSD.

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