News and updates about PTSD

Released child hostage still suffering nightmares

9-year-old Emily Hand's father talks about how his nine-year-old daughter is still struggling with her ordeal.

Released child hostage still suffering nightmares

Cognitive flexibility moderates teacher stress

The ability to tailor perceptions, beliefs and behavior to reality protects teachers from post-traumatic symptoms, study finds.

Cognitive flexibility moderates teacher stress

How a Jewish Vietnam war vet overcame his PTSD

"Half my time in Vietnam I have no memory of," recalls Mike Winnick, director of Veteran Services for the Jewish War Veterans of the USA.

How a Jewish Vietnam war vet overcame his PTSD

Music helps IDF veterans with PTSD

Israeli initiative aims to connect IDF veterans with PTSD to rehabilitation programs

Music helps IDF veterans with PTSD

Israelis bring innovative PTSD therapy to Ukrainian front lines

Israeli-Ukrainian businessmen join forces with Menachem Begin Heritage Center to counsel Ukrainian soldiers and civilians with trauma.

Israelis bring innovative PTSD therapy to Ukrainian front lines

Mr. Blinken, walk a mile in my shoes

A letter to Mr Blinken and other dignitaries from various countries who see themselves as part of what they term Western Civilization’.Op-ed

Mr. Blinken, walk a mile in my shoes

30% rise in disability recognition requests in 2022

Israel marks National Day of Appreciation for Those Wounded in Israel's Wars and in Terrorist Attacks.

30% rise in disability recognition requests in 2022

Watch: IDF veteran grapples with scars of first Lebanon war

A veteran of the war has become increasingly embittered by continuous conflicts and now participates in joint efforts with peace activists.

Watch: IDF veteran grapples with scars of first Lebanon war

Can Israel's PTSD veterans ever hope to recover?

A forensic psychiatrist at Cornell says Israel doesn't possess the necessary resources to treat hard cases of the disorder.

Can Israel's PTSD veterans ever hope to recover?

Global breakthrough in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

For the first time: Researchers identify brain wounds in IDF veterans with PTSD, relieve their symptoms using hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Global breakthrough in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Israeli Navy SEAL discusses effects of PTSD in new book

IDF warrior who survived the Coastal Road Massacre in which 38 civilians including 17 children were murdered calls for more PTSD research.

Israeli Navy SEAL discusses effects of PTSD in new book

A new way to treat PTSD?

Bar-Ilan professor: Nutritional supplements offer hope for a nontoxic treatment that reverses the underlying genomic cause of the disease.

A new way to treat PTSD?

Self-immolated Gaza veteran breathing on his own again

26-year-old IDF vet suffering who set himself on fire in front of the Min of Defense rehabilitation department breathing on his own.

Self-immolated Gaza veteran breathing on his own again

Pioneering Israeli psychologist Yehuda Ben-Yishay dies at 88

Yehuda Ben-Yishay, psychologist whose work treating IDF soldiers after Yom Kippur War led to pioneering therapy for brain injuries, dies.

Pioneering Israeli psychologist Yehuda Ben-Yishay dies at 88

Bipartisan bill aims to join US and Israel in PTSD research

Jewish military veterans among Democrat and Republican lawmakers pushing bill to bring Israeli and US PTSD researchers together.

Bipartisan bill aims to join US and Israel in PTSD research

US defense bills include major pro-Israel provisions

Senate Bill Includes United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020.

US defense bills include major pro-Israel provisions

Israel's 'When Heroes Fly' to be remade by Apple

Award-winning Israeli series about former soldiers dealing with PTSD from their wartime experiences to get US remake.

Israel's 'When Heroes Fly' to be remade by Apple

We cannot ignore the psychological cost of a prolonged lockdown

The NGO Sahar noted a 350% increase in calls due to mental distress during and since the first lockdown. We ignore this at our peril.

We cannot ignore the psychological cost of a prolonged lockdown

Bill leverages US-Israel partnership for PTSD research

Legislation also establishes grant program for US universities, private non-profits teaming up with Israeli counterparts to research PTSD.

Bill leverages US-Israel partnership for PTSD research

The psychological cost of a prolonged lock-down

 The psychological cost of a prolonged lock-down

Israel seeks to beat PTSD with 'ecstasy' therapy

New trial program integrates intense psychotherapy with the active component of ecstasy to allow PTSD patients to start road to recovery.

Israel seeks to beat PTSD with 'ecstasy' therapy

Israel's double helicopter disaster claims 74th victim

The first paramedic who arrived at the scene of the deadly helicopter disaster in 1997 died this week after decades-long battle with PTSD.

Israel's double helicopter disaster claims 74th victim

Study: Children of Holocaust survivors can inherit PTSD

New study shows children of Holocaust survivors who suffer from PTSD are more likely to exhibit unhealthy behaviors.

Study: Children of Holocaust survivors can inherit PTSD

Trauma and Dr. Ford

Trauma and Dr. Ford

Many Yazidi women traumatized by ISIS torture

Yazidi women suffer from high percentage of C-PTSD, study shows.

Many Yazidi women traumatized by ISIS torture

4,649 disabled IDF veterans suffer PTSD

143 soldiers injured in Operation Defensive Shield known and treated as disabled IDF veterans; Defense Ministry reveals numbers.

4,649 disabled IDF veterans suffer PTSD

Israeli veterans use horses to combat PTSD

Israel National Therapeutic Riding Association promotes horse therapy to help IDF veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.

Israeli veterans use horses to combat PTSD

Saving our soldiers - psychologically

Researchers from Tel Aviv University team up with the IDF and US Army to develop a computer game to prevent PTSD.

Saving our soldiers - psychologically

8,000 Israelis suffered PTSD in latest terror wave

Israel Trauma Coalition stresses need to expand 'circles of support' for trauma victims trying to cope with 'knife intifada.'

8,000 Israelis suffered PTSD in latest terror wave

Group: PTSD a big problem in the IDF

PTSD is a problem in the IDF, not just the US Army - and a group of veterans wants some help in dealing with it.

Group: PTSD a big problem in the IDF

Study: Terror clips traumatize 80% of child viewers

Overwhelming majority of children who view clips of terror attacks on the internet develop signs of PTSD.

Study: Terror clips traumatize 80% of child viewers

Funds for Gaza Belt Kids' Therapy Restored

Under pressure for cancelling funds for psychological assistance to war-scarred children, PMO decides to transfer 3M NIS.

Funds for Gaza Belt Kids' Therapy Restored

'Don't Abandon Our Children'

Education Ministry cuts leave children in the Gaza area without crucial psychological counseling; MK Haim Yellin fights back.

'Don't Abandon Our Children'

Meditation as the Answer to Healing Post-War Trauma

US war veterans say meditation could help heal the post-war mental disturbances that afflict a growing number of American soldiers.

Meditation as the Answer to Healing Post-War Trauma

Gaza Terrorists Resume Attacks on Southern Israel

Israeli families dropped whatever they were doing and raced for shelter once more Wednesday, as shelling from Gaza resumed in the south.

Gaza Terrorists Resume Attacks on Southern Israel

Gaza Terrorists Launch Attacks on Southern Israel

Life in southern Israel has once again been disrupted by Gaza terrorists firing rocket and mortar attacks at western Negev towns.

Gaza Terrorists Launch Attacks on Southern Israel

Blocking Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Sleep Deprivation

A new study appears to show that post-traumatic stress disorder might be prevented by staying awake after exposure to trauma.

Blocking Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Sleep Deprivation

IDF Photo Exhibit: Portraits of Combat

Proceeds from military cameraman Chanan Greenblat's exhibit to benefit project for traumatized soldiers.

IDF Photo Exhibit: Portraits of Combat

Chronic Pain Sufferers Need Special Help During Terror

People who suffer with chronic pain conditions require special attention during periods of terrorist attacks, according to a new study.

Chronic Pain Sufferers Need Special Help During Terror

Ex-Soldier: Child Terrorists Led to PTSD

An ex-soldier claims that terrorist groups’ use of child soldiers caused mental illness. He is suing for health coverage.

Ex-Soldier: Child Terrorists Led to PTSD

Holocaust Survivors Still Wrestle With Demons, Report Says

A new report says at least 50,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel require aid, many facing special challenges as they grow older.

Holocaust Survivors Still Wrestle With Demons, Report Says

Southern Israel Returns to Routine, and Rocket Attacks

Southern Israeli parents and children returned from Chanukah vacation to their daily routine of school, work -- and racing from rockets.

Southern Israel Returns to Routine, and Rocket Attacks