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Families in Transition

Released: December 8, 2011 The Difficult Transition from Military to Civilian Life by Rich Morin Military service is difficult, demanding and dangerous. But returning to civilian life also poses challenges for the men and women who have served in the armed forces, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey of 1,853 veterans. While more…

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Legal Matters

Veterans and the Justice System: The Next Forensic Frontier Debra A. Pinals, MDl + Author Affiliations  Dr. Pinals is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Forensic Education, Law and Psychiatry Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA Address correspondence to: Debra A. Pinals, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55…

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TBI (Tramatic Brain Injury)

More than 2.3 million soldiers have served in Afghanistan and Iraq – 6,179 dead, 47,000 wounded.  The Veterans Administration has treated more than 210,000 veterans of those wars for post-traumatic stress, disorder, but acknowledges a much larger epidemic, since the stigma of mental-health problems prevents many of them from seeking help.  “It’s harder coming home…

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PTSD (Post Tramatic Stress Disorder)

Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who struggle with the anger and emotional outbursts of combat trauma are more than twice as likely as other veterans to be arrested for criminal misbehavior new research has confirmed. Combat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the anger it can cause and criminal misbehavior. The study of 1,388 combat veterans was…

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Mental Health

The state of California has the largest population of veterans of the armed forces in the nation. There are an estimated 2,078,267 veterans in California. Boosting California’s veteran population are the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom—OEF) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom—OIF). Since September 2001, California deployed 148,028 troops, with 22,305 troops from California…

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