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Mobile-enhanced intervention aids anxiety disorder treatment

Mobile health technology can prove useful in helping patients suffering from anxiety disorders, especially when applied in conjunction with traditional clinical care approaches, according to new research published in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Telemedicine effective for PTSD treatment of rural veterans

Telemedicine-based collaborative care was shown to be an effective means for providing psychotherapy care to veterans in rural areas suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to research published this week in  JAMA Psychiatry.

PET imaging used to identify neurological patterns associated with PTSD

The use of PET imaging helps identify neurological patterns in the brain of patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Rush University program trains veterans for health IT jobs

Rush University Medical Center hopes to expand its program to help returning veterans attain skills in health IT and help other healthcare organizations replicate it.

6 months after the Boston Marathon bombings: Thanking and supporting first responders

Six months ago the city of Boston and the country was rocked by the bombings at the marathon. Some who were at the finish line in Boston that day refer to it simply as "April 15." This past weekend, numerous first responders returned to the bomb site to pay tribute and share support with others who were there. For many of these individuals, I'm convinced that their emotional injuries have been no less severe than those of the victims who were hospitalized. Even though the rest of us genuinely see these responders as heroes, many of them are haunted by a feeling that they didn't help enough. In the meantime, their invisible wounds too often go unrecognized and unhealed.

Report blasts DoD, VA for failure to track PTSD treatment

Despite the massive electronic health record systems used by the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments, neither department tracks the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.

Researchers put smartphones to work treating mental illness

Major depression can be challenging to treat, in part because so much depends on what happens after the patient leaves the doctor or therapist's office. Researchers at Northwestern University are

VA turns to smartphones to treat PTSD

The Department of Veterans Affairs has created a new smartphone app called PTSD Coach to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Developed in partnership with the Department of Defense, the new

VA plans EMR-based project to study treatment effectiveness

The VA has begun a national initiative using data from its EMR to study how well various treatments work for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus