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November 09, 2022

The Challenges and Privileges of Caring for Veterans as a VA Psychiatrist

  • Military and Veterans, Treatment

Psychiatrists in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have the distinct honor of serving America’s veterans and the privilege of practicing in a functional federal healthcare system. While rewarding, the job is simultaneously an experience of perpetual demand to ensure time is most efficiently spent treating a panel of patients within a population-based care model.

August 16, 2022

Service Dogs Can Be Invaluable in Helping People with PTSD

  • Military and Veterans, New research, Trauma

​​​​​​​Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects an estimated one in seven adults at some time in their lives and it affects a large proportion of military members and veterans. In addition to the variety of effective treatments available, people often also use complementary interventions, such as the use of trained PTSD service dogs. These service dogs perform specific tasks that help address PTSD symptoms, such as applying pressure to alleviate anxiety and nudging to interrupt flashbacks

November 22, 2021

Talking about Veteran’s Mental Health

  • Depression, Military and Veterans, Trauma

The questions and answers below are some adapted from a recent Twitter chat APA hosted on veteran’s mental health.

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