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Soldiering On

From mobile apps to meditation, local practitioners are pioneering fresh ways to fight back against the devastating enemy known as PTSD.

Listening to users: How VA developed its PTSD Coach mobile app

BY JOSEPH MARKS (Nextgov.com)

When Dr. Julia Hoffman wanted to build a mobile app to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, she went to the source: 80 residential PTSD patients at the Veterans Affairs Department Trauma Recovery Program in Palo Alto, Calif.

Rising Suicides Stump Military Leaders

The U.S. military doesn't need September's Suicide Prevention Month to realize it has a problem within its ranks.

Sleep Deprivation Predicts PTSD in Redeployed Soldiers

Short sleep duration is common among redeployed soldiers - particularly those who experience combat - and is associated with numerous impairments, including posttraumatic stress disorder, according to findings from a cross-sectional study of more than 2,700 members of a brigade combat team.

KCBS (San Francisco) Radio - Smart Phone Apps

Stanford Medical Center psychiatrist Dr. David Spiegel speaks about using smart phones as a clever use of modern technology to recognize and address symptoms of PTSD.


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