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post-traumatic stress disorder

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, one in five veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

But a newer form of psychotherapy is picking up traction in the veteran community.

Daylina Miller / WUSF Public Media

Hurricane Irma has passed, and some Floridians impacted by the storm have to rebuild – not only their homes, but their lives.

When a natural disaster as unpredictable as Irma hits, the main concern is getting people to a safe place and making sure they have enough resources to manage through the storm. However, once the immediate danger has passed, the next step is to recover and move forward.

Bobbie O'Brien / WUSF Public Media

The U.S. military is downsizing. The war in Iraq is over, and combat troops are due out of Afghanistan by the end of next year. That means more than 1 million service members will be entering the civilian workforce in the coming years.

That’s why two veterans are on a mission to help employers and the community in general separate fact from fiction when it comes to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Psychedelics May Have Helpful Properties

Jul 19, 2013

Magic mushrooms might prove to be more than just a symbol of hippie culture. Researchers from the University of South Florida discovered in mouse studies that low doses of psilocybin, the psychedelic ingredient in certain mushrooms, seemed to ease anxiety and lessen suffering, the Tampa Bay Times reports. They wonder whether the discovery could someday lead to a treatment for someone suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.