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PTSD and accelerated aging: How advanced is the science?

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PTSD and Accelerated Aging

 

Evidence is growing in the scientific community that people with PTSD are aging at an abnormal pace. The link between the two is a hot topic, as is the connection between other forms of psychological and environmental stress and accelerated aging.

Drug used for PTSD nightmares falls short in large VA trial

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Drug used for PTSD

 

A drug called prazosin, used widely in VA to help ease nightmares from posttraumatic stress disorder, did no better than placebo pills in a large multisite clinical trial sponsored by VA’s Cooperative Studies Program (CSP). The trial involved more than 300 combat Veterans.

The loneliness factor: How much does it drive depression in Veterans?

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Depression in Vets

 

There has been a wealth of research on the ties between depression and loneliness. In fact, loneliness has been linked to depression perhaps more than any other psychiatric problem. The two are not synonymous, but they interact with one another.

Forever GI Bill - Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act

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GI Bill

 

The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” will bring significant changes to Veterans education benefits over the coming years. Most changes enhance or expand education benefits for Veterans, servicemembers, families, and survivors. View our breakdown of the updated benefits.

eBenefits continues to achieve milestones: 7 million registered users

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7 Million

 

Last month, eBenefits hit the 7 million registered users mark. To put this number into perspective, that’s nearly three times the number of people who fly in and out of U.S. airports each day. We are proud to have reached this milestone, and we attribute much of the success to aggressive outreach efforts and the continued support of the Department of Defense (DoD).

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