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5 things we’ve learned about PTSD since 9/11

Task & Purpose magazine writer Alice Vitiello lists five things experts have learned about PTSD since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. PTSD is no longer regarded as a disorder but as a normal reaction to abnormal events. Post-traumatic stress disorder is treatable and not a life sentence. Treatments are advancing and a great many […]

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“I’ve treated veterans with PTSD. It’s time to make them eligible for the Purple Heart.”

A psychiatrist from Stanford University School of Medicine,  Nathaniel P. Morris, writes in the Washington Post that veterans with PTSD should receive Purple Hearts just as physically wounded veterans do. PTSD afflicts as many as one in five veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan and of course is common among survivors of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center […]

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Street renaming for Court Officer Theodore Leoutsakos, who died of site-related illness

City Council approved a number of new street renamings last Thursday. One of them is for a member of the September 11th community, reports Christopher Barca in the Queens Chronicle. The corner of 29th Street and 21st Avenue will be named for Court Officer Theodore Leoutsakos who died of World Trade Center-related pancreatic cancer years after […]

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