PSYCHIATRIST Russell Hinton says post-traumatic stress disorder is not well understood by most people, including those who are at a high risk of getting it. He treats about 25 patients with the illness at his Belmont practice, including former police officers, paramedics, and military personnel, and he has spoken out about the way sufferers are.. read more →

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk is higher among women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research. PTSD is a condition resulting from a stressful or traumatic experience and is characterized by intrusive memories of the event, increased arousal, avoidance of experiences associated with the traumatic event, and loss of interest in activities and relationships. To.. read more →

A new RAND report found that service members receive varying levels of mental health care based on pay grade.   A recent study by RAND Corp. found that the military’s treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression was impacted by an individual’s pay grade, with higher ranking personnel receiving greater access to medication and treatment.. read more →