Category Archives: Stress and PTSD

Suicide rates among United States soldiers surpassed the civilian rate for the first time ever in 2008.  In response, a group of academic, government and military researchers began the largest study ever conducted on suicide in the military, scanning records … Continue reading

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A recent study published in the December issue of Biological Psychiatry suggests that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) not only helps to reduce symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but also reverses the underlying biology of the disorder within the brain. … Continue reading

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Dr. Lilly Somner practices at the Amen Clinic in Reston, VA. Her specialties include osteopathy, holistic psychiatry and pain management, yet over the last few years she has successfully treated an increasing number of people returning from military service with … Continue reading

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Yesterday as a nation we celebrated Memorial Day. Sometimes the barbequing and vacationing opportunities presented by a three-day weekend can distract us from the meaning of the moment, which is to remember with gratitude the sacrifice that millions of our … Continue reading

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Divorce is a painful, stressful, and oftentimes traumatic event in the lives of those affected by it. Anxiety and depression are common for the spouses and even the children involved when two people divorce. Many people reach out to therapists, … Continue reading

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