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Resetting PTSD brains

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May 1, 2014
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PTSD affects nearly 30 percent of troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, new therapies are helping them reset their brains and cope with their emotions. Video provided by Ivanhoe


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Preventing Military Suicides With Civilian Help

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AP (July 29, 2013) — As the number of veterans committing suicide has climbed to an alarming rate, a civilian-run treatment center has now become a model for treating PTSD and other causes of military suicides.
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Veterans and PTSD

Veterans and PTSD

GlobalPost (May 23, 2013) — Iraq and Afghanistan veterans discuss their service and the ramifications of their mental health and PTSD.
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Studies Show How Sleep Affects Weight Gain, Memory and PTSD

Studies Show How Sleep Affects Weight Gain, Memory and PTSD

Newsy (Oct. 17, 2012) — Studies show lack of sleep can hurt memory, promote weight gain. Scientists cure PTSD in sleeping mice.
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Can Growing Hemp Cure PTSD in Iraq and Afghanistan War Vets?

Can Growing Hemp Cure PTSD in Iraq and Afghanistan War Vets?

TheStreet (May 29, 2014) — Industrial hemp advocacy and the therapeutic bent to agriculture both come to a head in Healing Grounds, an organization started this year by Fred-Curtis Lewis, a 36-year-old vet whose brother, Mike, founded Growing warriors in 2012. Lewis was shot in the helmet in Afghanistan in 2008 while serving as a Special Forces medical sergeant, but he believes the CBD, the cannabidiol found in both marijuana and industrial hemp, can help with his own PTSD. He discovered the power of cannabis while in Washington state, where medical marijuana is legal. Now, from his base in Kentucky, he's on a mission to help fellow vets suffering from the trauma of war. Video provided by TheStreet
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