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PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

"Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others' lives are in danger. You may feel afraid or feel that you have no control over what is happening."

- National Center for PTSD Web site

ISMA PTSD screening tool
Screening tool for PTSD
ISMA Reports articles
Physician soldier, the ISMA partner to raise awareness of stresses on veterans
(March 2, 2009)
Resolution 8-30 at the 2008 ISMA Convention
SUPPORTING AWARENESS OF STRESS DISORDERS IN MILITARY MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

RESOLVED, that the ISMA support efforts to raise awareness of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other associated psychiatric disorders related to the stresses involved with military personnel and their families; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the ISMA encourage physicians throughout the state to query patients and their families regarding stresses related to military deployments; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the ISMA publish in ISMA Reports information regarding resources that are available for the assistance of military members and their families.

Symptoms associated
with PTSD
  • A major depressive disorder
  • Alcohol abuse or dependence
  • Drug abuse or dependence
  • Simple phobias
  • Social phobias
  • Nightmares
  • Insomnia
  • Startling easily
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Emotional numbness
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
Here’s where to find more
information on PTSD
Give an Hour

Rand Corp.

Joining Forces

National Center for PTSD

Guard and Reserve personnel information

Helpful numbers

National Veterans Foundation
1-888-777-4443
Military One Source for free
counseling sessions

1-800-342-9647
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK

 

 

 
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