Surprising findings suggest mind-body techniques are effective for managing PTSD, but more research is needed. Like an endlessly repeating video loop, horrible memories and thoughts can keep playing over and over in the minds of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They intrude at the quietest moments and don’t seem to have an off switch.
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Veterans’ issues get special focus during Veterans Day week, but Dr. Michael Seyffert focuses on the brains of our recently returned service men and women, and veterans from past conflicts, all year round. He’s in the last year of psychiatry training at U-M, after more than a decade in practice as a neurologist and sleep
Mindfulness exercises that include meditation, stretching, and acceptance of thoughts and emotions might help veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder find relief from their symptoms. A new collaborative study from the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System shows that veterans with PTSD who completed an 8-week mindfulness-based group treatment
A novel program to help new student veterans successfully transition to life in college will receive nearly $1 million over three years from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. The Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) Program, designed by faculty and staff at the University of Michigan Depression Center, will serve veterans attending one of 10 colleges
Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who are also battling drug or alcohol problems face a higher risk of death, according to new research from the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The new study is the first to examine the association between drug or alcohol use disorders and
Sheila Rauch, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and director of Serving Returning Veterans’ Mental Health at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, was featured in a News Herald article about the increased need for physical and mental health services provided through the VA. Read the full article here.
In an interview with Michigan Radio, Brandon Brogan, program manager of Buddy-to-Buddy, explains how the program uses a peer-to-peer model to help recently returned veterans transition back to civilian life. Buddy-to-Buddy is part of M-SPAN (Military Support Programs and Networks), which includes programs developed by the Depression Center, the Department of Psychiatry, and other partners. Listen to the