Veterans mount up for Trail to Zero ride, raising awareness of equine therapy for PTSD patients

Veterans mount up for Trail to Zero ride, raising awareness of equine therapy for PTSD patients

By Shen Wu Tan – The Washington Times – Saturday, September 7, 2019 https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/7/veterans-mount-trail-zero-ride-raising-awareness-e/ Tourists in the nation’s capital Saturday witnessed an uncommon sight in the District as a patrol of military veterans rode horseback to mourn comrades who died by suicide and raise awareness of a therapy that might help others suffering in silence.…

LIVING PROOF Military veterans recount struggles — and triumphs — over PTSD

JAMES SWIFT/THE DAILY TRIBUNE NEWS http://daily-tribune.com/stories/living-proof-military-veterans-recount-struggles-and-triumphs-over-ptsd,23076 Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. Robert Poston was a commanding officer at Fort McPherson. At that time, he was on funeral detail for north Georgia and parts of Tennessee — essentially, it was his job to inform parents that their sons had died in combat. He recalled checking into…

EMDR therapy: Everything you need to know

By Jayne Leonard https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325717.php Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a technique that some psychotherapists use to treat people experiencing psychological distress. Research suggests that EMDR is a relatively safe and effective therapy. Organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) recommend it for people with post-traumatic…

People with PTSD could benefit from fear reducing medication.

By Lauren Sharkey https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326277.php Post-traumatic stress disorder has proved difficult to treat in the long term. Mixing psychological therapy with a novel drug could help. In June, researchers carried out a review to determine whether medication or psychological therapy was the best treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Due to a lack of comparative studies,…

Tragic death of Hull Army dad who struggled to cope with life outside the forces

Dad-of-two Anil Carbon, 30, served his country for eight years. By Anna Riley. Photo Myshelle Carbon https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/army-dad-tragic-death-hull-3287739 A north Hull Army veteran who was discharged from the forces on health grounds tragically took his own life after finding it hard adjust to civilian life. Dad-of-two Anil Carbon, 30, served for his country for eight years,…

SOLDIER SUICIDE Iraq veteran, 39, killed himself after refusing help for PTSD over fears it would ‘ruin chance of promotion’

Ellie Cambridge 5 Sep 2019 https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9869104/iraq-veteran-killed-himself-ptsd/ Warrant Officer Robert “Rab” McAvoy feared he would be “downgraded” if he sought help from the welfare team. AN Iraq veteran killed himself after refusing PTSD help in case it ruined his Army career, an inquest has heard. The inquest into his death heard the 39-year-old, originally from Netherthird,…

PTSD – Here Are 5 Ways To Cope With It

By Mohit Bansal Chandigarh. https://thriveglobal.com/stories/ptsd-here-are-5-ways-to-cope-with-it/ PTSD can be a challenging ride to follow and here are some solutions that can act as companions on that ride PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is one of the biggest and serious mental health issues nowadays. Many people fight with this menace daily and only a few manage to…

When Is One Psychotherapy Better Than Another?

One behavior of therapists that can address the science-practice gap Michael S. Scheeringa M.D. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/stress-relief/201909/when-is-one-psychotherapy-better-another A “science-practice gap” is a situation in which something that has been proven by research fails to be accepted.  Going back hundreds of years, scientists demonstrated repeatedly that the earth revolved around the sun, but many failed to believe that…

Florida – UCF Restores to launch ‘pop-up’ PTSD treatment using virtual reality

By Malak Saleh  – News intern, Orlando Business Journal Photo Jim Carchidi / Orlando Business Journal – An example of UCF Restores’ virtual-reality headset display that works in tandem with the software to create the trauma exposure therapy. https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2019/09/02/ucf-restores-to-launch-pop-upptsd-treatment-using.html UCF Restores, a clinical research center at the University of Central Florida that specializes in the treatment…

Post-traumatic stress disorder NICE guideline [NG116] Published date: December 2018

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng116/chapter/Recommendations#access-to-care Recommendations 1.1 Recognition of post-traumatic stress disorder 1.2 Assessment and coordination of care 1.3 Access to care 1.4 Principles of care 1.5 Language and culture 1.6 Management of PTSD in children, young people and adults 1.7 Care for people with PTSD and complex needs 1.8 Disaster planning Terms used in this guideline People have…