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Complex PTSD: Symptoms and Treatments for Veterans

As a veteran, you are probably familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But what exactly is complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD)?  This article will explain the differences between PTSD and CPTSD and how you can get help for this mental health issue. PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder vs. CPTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental...
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How Does Combat Exposure Affect Veterans?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorder, and other mental health problems are common ailments in veterans who have had combat exposure. But how exactly does combat exposure affect veterans, and is it affecting you?  Learn more about how you can assess stressors based on your own experiences in order to find the right treatment...
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PTSD Medication: Does It Help?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the mental health conditions that millions of veterans face after serving. While the symptoms of PTSD are often intense and lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms when untreated, healing from this anxiety disorder is possible. There are new successful options for treating PTSD, including taking PTSD medication. But what...
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Complicated Grief and How Veterans Can Move Past It

Every year, millions of United States veterans find themselves dealing with complicated grief as a result of their military service. But why is this grief so difficult to move past? And what makes veterans so vulnerable to it? Read on to learn about how veterans can successfully navigate the grieving process and get help for...
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How to Stop Rumination in Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress

Sometimes, the best thing you can do is let things go. But for veterans dealing with rumination, they find themselves stuck in patterns of repeating the same thoughts. And most of the time, these thoughts contain harmful memories or beliefs that can disrupt their mental health, weaken their relationships, and even lead to substance abuse....
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The Link Between Addiction to Prescription Drugs and Veterans

In the United States, there are millions of veterans who return home with service-related injuries. Unfortunately, the risk of addiction to prescription drugs in veterans with these impairments has been on the rise.  Here’s what service members need to know about the connection between addiction to prescription drugs and veterans who have been injured or...
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Veteran PTSD Statistics That Everyone Should Know

Understanding veteran PTSD statistics is the first step in receiving rehabilitative care. By understanding your risk of PTSD, you can better address any resulting addiction or mental health problems. Rates of PTSD differ based on several factors, so read on to determine how likely post-traumatic stress disorder is to affect you or your loved one....
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The Best Treatments for PTSD and Addiction

Many people who struggle with substance use disorders also have symptoms of mental health struggles. Though treatment options for co-occurring disorders continue to improve throughout the country, treating post traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders is a specialized task. This article details everything you need to know about the link between post-traumatic stress disorder...
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Drug Rehab Programs for Veterans: 5 Things to Look For

Are you looking for drug rehab programs for veterans? As you know, veterans have unique needs that need to be addressed in addiction treatment. This is especially true for veterans with PTSD, depression, and other mental wounds of war. But how do you know which drug rehab programs for veterans provide the right type of...
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Finding Help for Veterans with PTSD

For many friends and families of service members, finding help for veterans with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can feel impossible. Living with PTSD can lead to substance abuse, damage relationships, and generally lower the quality of life for military personnel. Whether you’re a family member, a friend, or a veteran yourself, everyone can benefit by...
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