As a Veteran with PTSD, you deserve the best treatment available. Whether you are seen at VA, in a Vet Center, or by a community provider, you need to feel sure that your care is working for you.
Dr. Walid Gellad is a primary care physician and health services researcher with the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. He is also director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing at the University of Pittsburgh. He is considered a national expert on prescription drug pricing and patient medication adherence.
Veterans who served during the Afghanistan or Iraq wars and were severely injured are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure later in life, according to a published in . Researchers say injury severity is an independent risk factor for high blood pressure, and does not depend on later development of posttraumatic stress disorder.
CINCINNATI, OH (WCMH) -- A military veteran in Ohio has a service dog to help him deal with his PTSD, but the vet got in legal trouble when he brought the dog with him to a VA hospital.
A retired Marine Corps bomb technician said he was turned away from his local VA without receiving treatment after waiting for five hours.
The second episode of the new Veterans Health Administration’s Innovation Ecosystem (VHA:IE) podcast is out after the inaugural episode that looked at the new and innovative ways VA is targeting Veteran suicide.
Anyone who experiences extreme trauma can suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The condition was acknowledged in 1980 by medical professionals after terms like “shell shock” and “combat exhaustion” had long been used for U.S. military Veterans.
The many ways VA is working to prevent suicides
Suicide prevention is VA’s top clinical priority. Every suicide is a tragedy, and we will not relent in our efforts to connect Veterans who are experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis with lifesaving support.
ln March, AMVETS presented its Silver Helmet Award to Dr. Megan McCarthy, deputy director for VA’s Suicide Prevention Program. McCarthy received the inaugural Riders Guardian Award in recognition of her work in educating mental health professionals about topics relevant to service members and Veterans, including firearms safety.
Much of Gabe Gonzalez’s day at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital Polytrauma Clinic is spent working with therapists helping him regain some of the skills and abilities he lost after suffering a major traumatic brain injury in Iraq. But there’s one therapist in particular that puts a smile on his face every time he visits.