Is PTSD A Cultural Disease?

The dangers of war can never be underestimated, and they affect all veterans in a variety of ways. While an unfortunate number of combat vets return home with physical injuries, it is the mental ones which remain unseen that can cut the deepest. We have perhaps become used to the sight of veterans who have [...]

By |2017-10-04T18:48:14+00:00October 4th, 2017|Blog, Veterans|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: PTSD Plagues Guantánamo Bay Military Personnel

For years, investigative journalists have tried to obtain information from the U.S. Armed Forces about the military prison which is located on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Reporters and mental health researchers’ questions about incidences of post-traumatic stress among U.S. military personnel who work at Guantánamo prison were deflected, or went unanswered. [...]

By |2017-07-19T20:29:14+00:00November 29th, 2016|Blog, Veterans|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: For Vets in Need of Healing, Novel Treatments for Depression and PTSD

While introducing the Experimental Medicine Initiative at a recent conference, Thomas Insel, the director of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), criticized both antidepressant medications and psychotherapy for their high rates of failure. Insel says the currently available interventions for mental illness are “woefully inadequate” and is frustrated by a “lack of progress” when it comes to [...]

By |2017-06-19T15:12:27+00:00August 10th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Why We Should Talk About Mindfulness During National PTSD Awareness Month

June is National PTSD Awareness Month. According to a comprehensive study done by the RAND Corporation, at least 20% of America’s armed forces veterans who have fought in either Afghanistan or Iraq suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or depression. With the number of veterans of these recent wars at more than 2.7 million, [...]

By |2017-06-19T15:12:27+00:00June 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments