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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans

Originally broadcast November 19, 2009

William Kraus

Executive Deputy Director
New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs

Charles R. Kennedy, PhD
Stratton VA Medical Center
PTSD Program

As more men and woman return to the United States after serving abroad in the military, there is an increased need for awareness, education, and services related to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This program will provide an overview of services currently offered by the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs, particularly as they relate to counseling and other veteran-awarded benefits.  This program will also look at the clinical side of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.  It will examine warning signs of PTSD, consider substance abuse related to PTSD, and discuss effective treatment for veteran’s struggling with PTSD.

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe symptoms of PTSD in veterans.
  • Describe services available to veterans provided by the Division of Veterans’ Affairs related to PTSD.
  • Explain differences between effective and non-effective treatments for veterans struggling with post traumatic stress.