The Military Veteran Project has a vision to decrease military suicides with a goal to end military suicide as we know it through research. We need to get to root of the issue, the brain. With veterans returning home after war with minimal decompression or rehabilitation time, veterans and military families are left trying to cope with the traumatic combat events. Flashbacks, hypersensitivity, nightmares, hyper-vigilance, & insomnia are only a few of the symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress, while veterans and active duty service members are fighting a new war within themselves on American soil, government agencies like the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration are facing cutbacks, furloughs and limited on treatment options. 2/3 of veterans suffering with symptoms are being treated with prescription drugs, while the other 1/3 refuse to seeks medical assistance.
Our overall goal is complete treatments through research study of 1,000 veterans to decrease military suicide. Veterans are fighting for freedoms on foreign soil but unable use that mere freedom when they return home, we know we can give them their freedom back. We are able to use SPECT imaging to see the relative blood flow through the brain, to better understand what type of treatments they need. Hyper activity in the brain may be associated with PTSD, while minimal, low activity may be associated with TBI, these two symptoms should not be treated the same and need separate treatments.
Find out more at MilitaryVeteranProject.org
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