President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening promised to triple the number of veterans “seeing the doctor of their choice” in coming months as part of an ongoing, ambitious reform plan at the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Secretary … [Read more...] about Trump promises huge increase in private sector care for veterans
n a joint statement following defeat of the House bill, the eight VSOs said there is now an opportunity for "the House and Senate to work together in a bipartisan, bicameral manner to rapidly reach agreement to continue funding the Choice program … [Read more...] about Struggle in Congress to Revive VA Choice Program Extension
PTSD payouts now make up 22 percent of all veterans receiving compensation benefits from the department. That includes all age groups, not just veterans from the recent wars.But lawmakers still worry that current VA rules may still be excluding … [Read more...] about PTSD disability claims by vets tripled in the last decade
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after you have been through a trauma. A trauma is a shocking and dangerous event that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others' lives are in … [Read more...] about How Common Is PTSD?
Exposure to traumatic experiences has always been a part of the human condition. Attacks by saber tooth tigers or twenty-first century terrorists have likely led to similar psychological responses in survivors of such violence. Literary accounts … [Read more...] about History of PTSD in Veterans: Civil War to DSM-5 by Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD Senior Advisor and former Executive Director, National Center for PTSD