Showing posts with label University of Pennsylvania. Show all posts
Showing posts with label University of Pennsylvania. Show all posts

Saturday, May 11, 2013

"Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" by Laszlo Gyulai, Ph.D.

"Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" by Laszlo Gyulai, Ph.D.
Published on Apr 29, 2013
On Monday, April 22, Laszlo Gyulai, Ph.D., emeritus associate professor of psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, presented a lecture entitled "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): The Emotional Toll of Violence in Military and Civilian Populations." The lecture was sponsored by the Schemel Forum.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fort Hood hosts Army’s new Master Resilience Training course

Fort Hood hosts Army’s new Master Resilience Training course
By Sgt. 1st Class Gail Braymen, Div. West Public Affairs
March 18, 2010 News

More than 60 Soldiers joined the Army’s team of master resilience trainers when they graduated March 10 from a session of the Army’s new Master Resilience Training program at Fort Hood.

The 10-day course, held at First Army Division West headquarters and conducted in conjunction via video teleconference with another class of Soldiers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is only the fourth MRT session conducted so far Army-wide. The first course, also using video teleconferencing, was held concurrently at Fort Jackson, S.C., and Philadelphia during November 2009.

“The overall goal (of Master Resilience Training) is to be more resilient, to be able to face an adversity, to go through something and, on the other side of it, come out stronger,” said Sgt. 1st Class Charles Barrow.

Barrow, a physical therapist stationed at Fort Jackson, attended the pilot MRT program last August and then became a facilitator, traveling to wherever courses are conducted. As a facilitator he helps Soldiers acquire life skills of self-awareness, self-regulation and optimism that will help them cope with deployments and other personal and professional challenges.
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Friday, August 17, 2007

University of Pennsylvania assistant professor thinks depression in PTSD is new?

Depression Taking Toll on Returning U.S. Vets

By E.J. Mundell
HealthDay Reporter
Friday, August 17, 2007; 12:00 AM

FRIDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may be a largely unrecognized problem for many U.S. soldiers returning from duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, placing a tremendous strain on them and their families, a new study suggests.

Researchers studied the home life of 168 soldiers diagnosed with psychological symptoms upon their return home from deployment. Nearly half -- 42 percent -- of these veterans said they now felt like a "guest in their own home," and one in five felt their children did not respond warmly to them, or were even afraid of them.

In many of these cases, depression or another psychological problem, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), played a major role, the researchers said.

The PTSD finding has been observed in other studies, but the link between returning veterans' depression and family trouble is new, experts said. (Bull! Read below for this part)

"It seems like other kinds of mental health issues, besides PTSD, are also resulting in family problems," said lead researcher Steven Sayers, an assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry and medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Depression is new according to the experts? Who the hell are the "experts" saying depression in PTSD wounded is new? Ask any Vietnam Veteran with PTSD and they will tell you that it has always been that way. Ask any wife/spouse and they will tell you it has always been a part of the life of PTSD. It is not new. Family problems are not new either. The average PTSD vet gets divorced many times. The stress of PTSD in a family is very hard to live with. Add in the self-medicating and you have a time bomb. I should know that depression is not new at all. Do these "experts" ever read the signs of PTSD before they open their mouths? Where do they get these people to interview from anyway?

I'm really surprised this came out of the Washington Post after all the great reporting they have done on PTSD up until now. I just hope they return to asking the people living with it what the truth is and what a "expert" claims it is.

Kathie Costos