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Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellows have written, produced, and published works related to mental illnesses and reducing stigma. Relevant articles and projects completed both during and after each journalist's fellowship year may be found within the archives.

28 Feb 2006
Hidden wounds of the war

When Christian Lopez began his second tour of duty in Iraq, he was 'psyched.' Then came the dreams. In them, the Marine watched friends die. He dreamed that an IED blew off his leg. Eventually, he became too scared to sleep.
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7 Feb 2006
Study: Mental Trauma Led to Illness in Civil War Troops
Mental trauma led to physical disease among American Civil War veterans, according to a study appearing in the current issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry magazine. Scientists found that younger and more traumatized soldiers had much higher rates of illness later in life. Michelle Trudeau reports on the study, and how the findings could apply to today's veterans.
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8 Nov 2005
9/11 pain still fresh for many

Over and over, they're told to 'get over it.' But when 3,000 people die in a terrorist attack, how can you?
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21 Sep 2005
Hurricane Katrina and Post-Traumatic Stress

Without a doubt, Hurricane Katrina is the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. We have read about how resources such as shelter and food have been allocated to help those affected by the disaster. It is expected that in the months to come we are also going to learn more about the emotional needs of those who survived the hurricane, lost family members, and continue to look for their children and loved ones.
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21 Sep 2005
Huracán Katrina y Estrés Postraumático

Sin duda alguna, Katrina es el peor desastre natural en la historia de los Estados Unidos. Hemos leído sobre los esfuerzos de mitigación, que han incluido el establecimiento de albergues y comida para los afectados del desastre. Poco a poco también vamos a ver más relacionado con las necesidades emocionales de los que han sobrevivido al huracán, los que han perdido familiares y de los que siguen buscando a sus hijos y seres queridos.
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