Anyone can get PTSD at any age. This includes war veterans and survivors of physical and sexual assault, abuse, accidents, disasters and many other traumatic events. Not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event. Some people get PTSD after a friend or family member experiences danger or harm. The sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can also cause PTSD.
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Some US veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) get the chance to talk about their experiences and current condition along with their family members and experts.
It is powerfully told by 10 survivors of horrific trauma and their families. Together, they list 17 guidelines back to health, happiness and a prosperous life. After escaping PTSD’s brutal grip, they offer practical, crucial advice for millions of trauma victims, their families and friends worldwide.
A documentary on the possible causes, effects and potential treatment of PTSD told through the stories of three brave veterans.
Professor John Krystal introduced Tilde Cafe to specific regions of the brain that play a role in stress and resiliency, such as the amygdala, the hippocampus, and the winner of all names for the afternoon, the “bed nucleus stria terminalis”! Each of these, and other regions of the brain, are finely tuned to recognize and respond to unpleasant stimuli. But there are instances where this fine tuning can be disrupted, or is not function optimally, leading to anxiety and stress that becomes difficult to cope with. With Professor Krystal’s extensive experience working with veterans in his capacity as Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Division at the VA National Center for PTSD, we had a front row perspective on the status of research being carried out to help PTSD patients. Of the many novel approaches, a fascinating one related to Neuropeptide Y, one of the neurotransmitters we heard about in the September café. Neuropeptide Y has the ability to confer resiliency and thus the ability to cope with stress, and there is active research to determine how this can be harnessed in coping with PTSD and perhaps even pre-empting it.
A new study found that women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were much more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who didn’t have the disorder.
Understanding the risk factors that make PTSD patients more prone to physical illness may help doctors prevent and treat chronic diseases like diabetes in these patients.
“An article published last year in JAMA Psychiatry indicated that PTSD is associated with increased levels of inflammation,” said Dr. Barry Sears interview with dailyRx News. “This would explain the linkage between type 2 diabetes and PTSD.”
Dr. Sears, creator of the Zone Diet, said a healthy diet could treat PTSD patients and prevent them from developing diabetes.
Researchers are accumulating evidence that bonding with dogs has biological effects, such as elevated levels of the hormone oxytocin. “Oxytocin improves trust, the ability to interpret facial expressions, the overcoming of paranoia and other pro-social effects—the opposite of PTSD symptoms,” says Meg Daley Olmert of Baltimore, who works for a program called Warrior Canine Connection.
About 300 vets have participated in these programs, and some graduates who Yount worried “wouldn’t make it” report impressive strides. Congress has commissioned a study, underway in Florida, to assess the effectiveness of canine-caretaking on PTSD.
Soliz says his life is slowly coming back to him. He now can go to the movies without panicking—and hug and kiss his two kids
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CNN documentary THE WAR COMES HOME, suicide, soldiers and PTSD is discussed with Save A Warrior’s, Jake Clark. The costs of needless war, benefits of therapy, and the duties of society to care for its veterans–plus what it means to be a “warrior”–is all explored in a sincere exploration into the issues on Buzzsaw, hosted by Sean Stone.
Jake Clark is the creator and executive director of Malibu-based Save A Warrior (SAW); a five and half day ‘war detox’ for active duty and returning Warriors at risk for PTS-related suicide.
Jake is a two-time, prior service returning Warrior (1983 – 1988; 2002 – 2011) with consecutive Post 9/11 Peacekeeping tours to Kosovo; a previous autonomous region within Serbia, which
following the collapse of the former Yugoslavia had further devolved amidst genocidal atrocities.
During his break in military service, Jake served in sworn law enforcement positions for the U.S. Secret Service, the Los Angeles Police Department and as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Los Angeles Field Office.
As a member of a combined FBI / DEA Task Force, Jake was assigned to the Southwest Border (SWB) initiative whose focus was interdicting major drug traffickers and money laundering operations.
In 2012, while attending Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management on a Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon scholarship, Jake interrupted his graduate studies
to create Save A Warrior. He resides in Southern California.