Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
In the inner city, a health problem is making it harder for young people to learn. The Centers for Disease Control said 30 percent of inner-city kids suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a medical condition that some observers outside the urban core have taken to calling “hood disease.”
An interview with Dr. David Spiegel on the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder.
The body of a missing Gilroy woman, mother of an Iraq War vet who killed his young sister before killing himself last week, was found Thursday near a well-known orchard in unincorporated Santa Clara County, according to Gilroy police.
The impact of youth violence reaches beyond just “victim” and “victimizer”. There are those on the perimeter who are watching their best friends get cut down or die.
Noting that an average of 18 veterans a day commit suicide, a federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Department of Veterans Affairs to dramatically overhaul its mental health care system.
Oakland hosted a conference of hospital networks dealing with youth violence prevention and victims of gun-related violence.
At least one in five Americans who’ve served in Iraq and Afghanistan return with post traumatic stress disorder. An East Bay therapist has found a way to help by offering an effective treatment not widely available to local veterans.