PTSD http://wunc.org en From The Air Force To The Chair Force http://wunc.org/post/air-force-chair-force <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">After an unexpected pregnancy, an F-16 pilot gets reassigned to a desk job: flying drones from an armchair in a windowless trailer in Nevada.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:18:50 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 32198 at http://wunc.org From The Air Force To The Chair Force For Returning Vets, Challenges On The Homefront http://wunc.org/post/returning-vets-challenges-homefront <p>The latest research suggests that for veterans, social support is just as important as medical care.</p><p>Host Frank Stasio talks with UNC Chapel Hill&nbsp;Associate Professor of Psychiatry <a href="http://www.med.unc.edu/psych/directories/faculty/elbogen">Eric Elbogen</a>, about his <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22795217">study</a> showing that vets lacking social and financial stability are more likely to engage in violent behavior than those with posttraumatic stress disorder. Joining the conversation are Pete Tillman, public affairs officer for the <a href="http://www.durham.va.gov/">Durham VA Medical Center</a>, and <a href="http://iava.org/jason-hansman">Jason Hansman</a> of <a href="http://iava.org/">Iraq &amp; Afghanistan Veterans of America</a>. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:03:07 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 17465 at http://wunc.org For Returning Vets, Challenges On The Homefront Fayetteville Identifies With PTSD After A Traumatic Experience http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-identifies-ptsd-after-traumatic-experience <p>Mental health experts in Fayetteville are hosting <a href="http://host7.evanced.info/cumberland/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=34977&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=info&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=4/1/2013&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=">a community forum</a> on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder a week after the bombings at the Boston Marathon.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:31:15 +0000 Will Michaels 14078 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Identifies With PTSD After A Traumatic Experience PTSD Linked To Smaller Part Of Brain http://wunc.org/post/ptsd-linked-smaller-part-brain <p>Post traumatic stress disorder may be linked to a smaller brain area regulating fear and anxiety response. That's the finding of a <a href="http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1389371" TARGET="_blank">new study</a> from researchers at Duke. Psychiatry professor Raj Morey works at <a href="http://psychiatry.duke.edu/" TARGET="_blank">Duke</a> and the <a href="http://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn6/" TARGET="_blank">Durham VA</a>. He's the lead author of the study. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:35:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 4136 at http://wunc.org Group Building Health Center At Camp Lejeune http://wunc.org/post/group-building-health-center-camp-lejeune <p>An organization that helps wounded veterans is building a center to treat brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder at Camp Lejeune.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott:</strong> The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund has raised 11 million dollars for the center. The fund's president David Winters says he worked with defense officials to identify Camp Lejeune and other potential sites.<br><br><strong>David Winters:</strong> The larger bases where most of the troops are deploying out to and deploying back from overseas duty.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:05:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 1813 at http://wunc.org Social Stability Can Combat Violence In Veterans http://wunc.org/post/social-stability-can-combat-violence-veterans <p>A new survey led by a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill professor counters some of the myths about what makes veterans violent.<br><br><strong>Asma Khalid: </strong>Eric Elbogen is a professor at UNC and the lead researcher on this study. He says too often post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is used as the stock explanation for veteran violence.<br> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Asma Khalid 2272 at http://wunc.org Veterans & Trauma http://wunc.org/post/veterans-trauma <p>A recent report from the Department of Veteran Affairs revealed a stark truth: every 80 minutes, a veteran takes his or her own life. The risk of suicide is even greater for service members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:50:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 5242 at http://wunc.org Duke Study Finds Orphans at Risk http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-finds-orphans-risk <p>A study conducted by Duke University researchers finds orphans around the world at great risk of experiencing traumatic events, and for those events to lead to later health and mental health issues. It shows 98% of those children have experienced trauma beyond the loss of their parent. The traumas include things like physical or sexual abuse and witnessing violence or death. It also finds young boys just as vulnerable as young girls.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 19:10:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 9227 at http://wunc.org