Eligibility for PTSD-Related DIC Benefits

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a specific kind of brain injury that affects about 15% of veterans who served in the Middle East— specifically, operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Global War on Terror suffer greatly from the effects of loneliness, isolation, combat, explosions, and various […]

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PTSD and Substance Abuse

PTSD and Substance Abuse Can Lead to Early Death Researchers at Boston University have completed a study looking at the interplay between PTSD and substance abuse. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and external psychological markers like substance abuse predict early death in veterans. The study authors, who focused on veterans with PTSD, found a high risk […]

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Veteran Suicide

How Does the VA Compensate for Veteran Suicide? Veteran suicide is a huge problem. Around 7,500 soldiers have sustained fatal combat injuries during the Global War on Terror, which began on 9/11.  However, four times as many Veterans, over 30,000, have taken their own lives during this period. Moreover, adding to the tragic nature of […]

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