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Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

KQED Science | May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

A team of neuroscientists at the University of California at San Francisco is embarking on a $70 million project, funded by the Department of Defense, to develop treatment for depression, anxiety disorders, addiction and other mental disorders.

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Veterans of Long-Past Wars Find Hope in PTSD Diagnosis

KQED Science | May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Veterans of Long-Past Wars Find Hope in PTSD Diagnosis

More than a quarter-million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, but younger vets aren't the only ones dealing with it. Even today, veterans from conflicts as far back as World War II struggle with symptoms.

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Erasing Traumatic Memories from DNA May One Day Help PTSD Sufferers

KQED Science | March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Erasing Traumatic Memories from DNA May One Day Help PTSD Sufferers

A group of scientists has reported that they have been able to make current treatments for post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) better and longer lasting in mice. The hope is that these findings may one day pave the way for better treatments for the 7-8% of people who suffer from PTSD at some point in their lives.

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Meditation May Ease PTSD in Combat Vets

KQED Science | November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Meditation May Ease PTSD in Combat Vets

The crisis of post-traumatic stress disorder -- both for newly returned vets and Vietnam vets who have lived with PTSD for decades -- is forcing the US military to explore some unorthodox treatments, including "compassion meditation."

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Rising Rates of Military Suicides Reveal Complex Effects of Service on Soldiers’ Health

KQED Science | August 14, 2013

Rising Rates of Military Suicides Reveal Complex Effects of Service on Soldiers’ Health

Since 2005, the incidence of suicide deaths in the U.S. military began to sharply increase. A new study shows that the same factors that influence suicide risk in civilian populations--including mental health problems and substance abuse--appear to play more of a role in military suicides than combat duty. But experts say the issue is far more complex than any single factor.

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