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Chairman Roe: PTSD is a Treatable Condition


Chairman Roe: PTSD is a Treatable Condition

Washington, June 7, 2017 | For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527
Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a hearing to promote wellness and healing for veterans experiencing PTSD.
Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery

During the Civil War, it was called “soldier’s heart.”

During World War I, it was called “shell shock.”

During World War II, it was called, “battle fatigue.”

Today, we know it as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and last fiscal year alone almost six hundred thousand veterans sought care for it from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

During today’s hearing, we are going to discuss whether the current system of VA health care services and benefits effectively promotes wellness and supports veterans with PTSD in seeking treatment.

– See more at: https://veterans.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1783#sthash.sUNQipC4.dpuf

Source: Chairman Roe: PTSD is a Treatable Condition


Veterans Affairs looking for veterans to test medical cannabis as treatment for PTSD | Belleville News-Democrat

If you want to get paid to smoke pot, you might want to talk to the VA

BY MIKE FITZGERALD mfitzgerald@bnd.com

Are you a military veteran? Do you have post-traumatic stress disorder? Do you enjoy smoking cannabis?If you can answer yes to all three questions, then you might want to talk to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to Military Times. Mike Fitzgerald

Source: Veterans Affairs looking for veterans to test medical cannabis as treatment for PTSD | Belleville News-Democrat


From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming : The Salt : NPR

Sara Creech has grown dependent on farming. She started out planting an orchard of fruit trees: apples, peaches, cherries and pears. She added berry bushes and rows of vegetables.And then she bought her first chickens.

via From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming : The Salt : NPR.


Vets rally in Phoenix for terminated UA researcher

Veterans who support research into the use of marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder came together with other advocates at a medical campus in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon to protest the departure of a leading researcher in the field.

via Vets rally in Phoenix for terminated UA researcher.

Marijuana study backed by feds delayed after researcher’s firing

Marijuana

As legal marijuana expands in the USA, with recreational sales starting Tuesday in Washington state, a first-of-its-kind pot study approved by the federal government is hitting a snag.

via Marijuana study backed by feds delayed after researcher’s firing.