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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

(Assistant US attorney Robert Reed addressing attendees of seminar on the impact of trauma and violence on the criminal justice system.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Phila. Forum Highlights Growing Incidence of PTSD in City’s Children

Post-traumatic stress disorder, “PTSD,” is a malady commonly associated with war veterans. But children living in Philadelphia’s most violent neighborhoods are showing signs of it, too.

03/18/2014

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Local Professor Suggests Teen Sex Abuse Victims Confront Trauma Head-On

Prolonged exposure therapy has patients discuss traumatic memories and face stressful situations.

12/26/2013

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When Children Suffer From PTSD

10-14% of children who experience a road accident or burn injury have PTSD 6 months later.

10/04/2013

(An image of author JD Salinger revisited in the movie "Salinger.")

Movie Review: ‘Salinger’

Ironic, isn’t it, that famous recluse JD Salinger would have such an invasion-of-privacy documentary devoted to him?

09/12/2013

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Daylong Event at Philadelphia City Hall Focuses on Services For Veterans

“There’s an increasing need to harness resources for returning veterans,” says Todd Bernstein, president of Global Citizen 365.

09/11/2013

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PTSD Among Stroke Survivors

Survivors of the battlefield aren’t the only ones at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

06/26/2013

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Experts: PTSD Growing Issue Among Veterans, Social Service Agencies

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder suffered by returning war veterans is a growing issue facing both vets and the social service agencies that treat them.

01/19/2013

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Former Navy Doctor Looks At PTSD From Within

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is the hell of war that follows you home and a former Navy doctor’s book looks at the ailment, from the inside.

07/14/2012

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Former Marine Sentenced In Theft From Willow Grove Naval Air Station

A former marine who used the cover of the closing of the Willow Grove Naval Air Station for the theft of military equipment was sentenced in federal court for the crime on Thursday.

06/28/2012

(Attorney Stewart Eisenberg, center, represents the family of Robert Neill Sr., including daughter Nicole, left, and son Robert, right, both of Harrisburg.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Family Sues Police Departments, Taser Corp. Over Death of Agitated Pa. Man

Attorney Stewart Eisenberg says the 61-year-old Vietnam veteran, who suffered from PTSD”, called police in November 2010 to report a stolen bicycle.

06/13/2012

(Zac Efron stars as a former US Marine in "The Lucky One.")

Movie Review: ‘The Lucky One’

This is an adaptation of the 2008 novel of the same name, a comfort-food romantic drama that may be formulaic but that delivers dependably for its target audience.

04/20/2012

Dr. Jill Biden, left, and first lady Michelle Obama, right, make remarks prior to U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden hosting a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors in the State Dining Room of the White House February 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. Obama commented on the Wisconsin labor standoff. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden Announce ‘Joining Forces’ Initiative At University Of Pennsylvania

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Penn, today, to announce a new initiative in the nation’s nursing schools. The program is aimed at helping veterans and their families.

04/11/2012

Troops Homecoming

PTSD Warning For Soldiers Returning Home From The Battlefield

With the war in Iraq now over, thousands of troops are leaving the battlefield and heading home where families across the country are getting the emotional homecomings they have been waiting for.

12/21/2011

(Marty Bystrom, Scott Palmer, and Dickie Noles at today's holiday celebration at the Veterans Center in West Philadelphia.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phillies’ Veterans Party With US Military Veterans For Holiday Cheer In West Philly

The visit was part of the “Phillies Holiday Week of Giving.”

12/13/2011

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Chester County Afghan War Veteran Helps Other Former Soldiers Fight Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

It’s been eight years since Jennifer Crane came home from serving in Afghanistan and everyday is still a struggle.

10/07/2011

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