Study: Rapid Rise in PTSD in Veterans
Drs. Siegel, Samadi weigh in
- Duration 3:01
- Date Dec 4, 2011
Drs. Siegel, Samadi weigh in
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There's always been a high demand for mental health care and now it's even higher because thousands of American troops are returning home from overseas.
And -- new study finds a rise in hospital visits by our veterans.
Who have post traumatic stress disorder.
-- money there's no question that this is always been an issue with the military is it more now.
Well PT -- is on the rise by 16%.
And before we good getting to the topic.
It's opportunity to really thank what they have done for us to make this country safe and and we really -- it to them it probably is when they come back here.
We they're dealing without serious anxiety disorder emotional illnesses and that.
Hardest part of this is really to recognizes and that's -- the -- that if you're watching this segment.
People around -- these soldiers need to recognize what the sizes symptoms are the usually.
Avoid any kind of familial people familiar areas.
They get angry fast they want to avoid people.
Nightmares insomnia they can -- if you see any of these sort of depression.
You make sure you bring them there are a lot of help available to them.
And historically -- used to treat them with anti depressants so car and -- Zoloft and Paxil.
But we did a segment together on -- -- not -- for a -- much less stressed Larry don't.
Rest very good idea can't pronounce sounds like -- -- the -- rest -- there was actually an indication that uses these used for psychosis.
And the jobless and didn't show much benefit but if you -- the depression and psychosis.
Breast -- on May help serve the best advice is to really seek -- -- -- seek help and bring them in the but -- -- I would ask you about physical symptoms from PT -- because in addition to the nightmares.
Our troops are so brave they may not share the fact that they're feeling these things are their physical symptoms to look at a person in the eye and know -- we'll sure.
Cause of some of the symptoms that -- -- do you not -- feeling like an out of body experience you're having nightmares you're having insomnia.
You can easily have a rapid heart rate from that you can have high blood pressure from that you can have a heart attack from that.
From our war theater of the one point three million people who have served.
And the primary reason is because we have a heroic army the realists.
That goes back and back and back.
And to give me an idea 47000.
Posttraumatic stress disorder this is a huge problem.
And as doctor somebody said the way to treat it psychotherapy.
Anti depressants and they've even -- anti psychotic but this doesn't go away with a simple treatment.
It's a long long process to reintegrate with society we sort of Vietnam.
We're perhaps seeing it even worse here that is a big buddies who really opened the door to them and bring -- -- -- -- that's the first of the most important capsule I'll be sitting down the secretary of the army this week -- a question I want to address to make sure we are doing what we can apps are -- a lot of -- as much as costs a lot of head to head injuries too by the way is an equal amount of brain trauma going.