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  • UCSD Study Shows Brain Trauma Increases PTSD Risk In Marines

    Dr. Dewleen G. Baker, research director at the VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health and professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, headed up the study. Baker says Marines who suffered from PTSD symptoms before their deployment, and those who experience intense combat while deployed had a higher risk of developing PTSD.

     
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  • New research: Blast injury predicts PTSD

    New research: Blast injury predicts PTSD

    Early results from a four-year study of Camp Pendleton Marines reveal that the strongest predictor of post-traumatic stress disorder — or PTSD, the “shell shock” acknowledged after World War I — is a blast injury to the brain.

     
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  • Study shows Navy SEALs handle stress better

    Study shows Navy SEALs handle stress better

    La Jolla brain researchers hope findings may help train regular troops VA researchers studying the […]

     
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  • Metabolic Syndrome a Risk for Veterans with PTSD

    Metabolic Syndrome a Risk for Veterans with PTSD

    Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to have metabolic syndrome than veterans […]

     
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