PTSD

18 articles
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In and Out of Time in Iraq

An essay on PTSD.

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Partial Recall

Can neuroscience take the pain out of painful memories?

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Ecstatic States

Can an illegal drug heal PTSD?

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A Soldier's Wife

A year and a half with Candace Desmond-Woods, whose husband, and Iraq war veteran, suffers from PTSD and alcoholism.

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In the Crosshairs

On decorated sniper Chris Kyle and the troubled young veteran who took his life.

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Hearts and Minds

How PTSD spreads from returning soldiers to their families.

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A Night to Forget

A tragic car crash, its lone survivor, and his reeling town.

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The Mystery of Why Marine Noah Pippin Went AWOL

The search for a missing soldier.

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The Last Tour

A decorated Iraq war veteran with PTSD kills his brother and himself after a high-speed chase near the Grand Canyon.

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The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever

“In the very near future, the act of remembering will become a choice.”

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Army vet with PTSD sought the treatment he needed by taking hostages – but got jail instead

The story of Robert Quinones:

Fifteen months of carnage in Iraq had left the 29-year-old debilitated by post-traumatic stress disorder. But despite his doctor’s urgent recommendation, the Army failed to send him to a Warrior Transition Unit for help. The best the Department of Veterans Affairs could offer was 10-minute therapy sessions — via videoconference. So, early on Labor Day morning last year, after topping off a night of drinking with a handful of sleeping pills, Quinones barged into Fort Stewart’s hospital, forced his way to the third-floor psychiatric ward and held three soldiers hostage, demanding better mental health treatment.

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The Agony and the Ecstasy

A clinical test is underway to evaluate MDMA—ecstasy—as a treatment for PTSD.

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I'm Gonna Need You to Fight Me on This

A reporter on how violent sex helped ease her PTSD.

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Aftershock: The Blast That Shook Psycho Platoon

In January 2009, a U.S. platoon came under rocket attack in Iraq. Two years later, how the event changed the soldiers’ lives.

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The Man Who Saw Too Much

On the psychology of a rescue worker after years of responding to disaster.

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Three Minutes to Fort Totten

The story of a deadly collision on the D.C. Metro, told from surviving passengers’ point of view.

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Priority One

What happens to a subway operator after someone commits suicide by jumping in front of his train?

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Following a Script to Escape a Nightmare

An emerging school of therapy says that scripting your dreams while awake could eliminate the worst ones. Not everyone thinks that’s healthy.