Posttraumatic stress disorder

Actor Joe Mantegna, a cast member on "Criminal Minds," at the CBS Daytime After Dark event in West Hollywood, Calif.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Stars align for telethon to aid US veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Connie Francis, Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna are joining forces to help raise money for veterans suffering the wounds of war. The trio will host the Homeward Bound telethon to benefit […]

11/07/2013

US Army soldier participant clears a hurdle as part of Combat Readiness Test, Fort Jackson Army Base, Columbia, South Carolina

Elite Army units to stop taking anti-malarial drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top doctor for Green Berets and other elite Army commandos has told troops to immediately stop taking mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug found to cause permanent brain damage in rare cases. The […]

09/19/2013

Members of the New York National Guard are reunited with eight mixed breed dogs that they found while on patrol in Afghanistan earlier this year, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 in Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

Afghan vets reunited in NY with 8 battlefield dogs

PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — Army reunions have been held as long as soldiers have been going off to war, yet a reunion this week was perhaps like no other in history. National Guard […]

09/05/2013

Robert Bales, US Army Staff Sergeant who killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan, seen during 2011 training exercise at Fort Irwin, California, Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System photo. (AP Photo)

Jury selection begins for Afghanistan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in the sentencing of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians during raids on two villages. Bales, an Ohio native […]

08/20/2013

A U.S. soldier walks atop his armored vehicle at sunset as he prepares for a nighttime military exercise in the Kuwaiti desert south of the Iraqi border on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Study disputes link between combat and suicide

CHICAGO (AP) — Combat appears to have little or no influence on suicide rates among U.S. troops and veterans, according to a military study that challenges the conventional thinking about war’s effects on the psyche. […]

08/07/2013

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Vets describe second betrayal when seeking care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Marine Tara Johnson says that when she finally got medical care after being sexually assaulted in the military, the Veterans Affairs doctor asked whether she really thought she had been raped. […]

07/19/2013

Therapy dog

Witness with ‘comfort’ dog in NY court is upheld

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A young sexual assault victim, testifying with a therapeutic “comfort” dog beside her, did not evoke so much more sympathy from jurors as to unfairly prejudice them against her alleged attacker, […]

07/11/2013

Investigators continue to collect evidence and other material at site of explosion near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. (AP Photo)

Anger, fear, tears normal response to disasters

BOSTON (AP) — Kaitlyn Greeley burst into tears when a car backfired the other day. She’s afraid to take her usual train to her job at a Boston hospital, walking or taking cabs instead. She can’t sleep.

04/18/2013

U.S. Department of Defense (AP Photo)

Report: Pentagon must do more to prevent assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report required by Congress calls on the Department of Defense to assess how well commanding officers handle sexual assault and harassment complaints as a condition of their job.

03/26/2013

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Studies tie stress from storms, war to heart risks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stress does bad things to the heart. New studies have found higher rates of cardiac problems in veterans with PTSD, New Orleans residents six years after Katrina and Greeks struggling through financial turmoil.

03/10/2013

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Report details flaws in Army’s handling of PTSD

SEATTLE (AP) — An Army report released Friday finds the service still has trouble diagnosing and treating soldiers for post-traumatic stress disorder, despite more than doubling its number of military and civilian behavioral health workers over the past five years.

03/08/2013

Eddie Ray Routh charged with killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle at a shooting range, Erath County Sheriff Office booking photo. (AP Photo)

Records: Iraq War vet had been in mental hospital

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had been taken to a mental hospital twice in the past four months.

02/04/2013