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# PTSD

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2022
# mike ryan
Irish head of emergencies at WHO reveals he received death threats during pandemic
The Sligo-born doctor said that he may have post-traumatic stress disorder.
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# Syria
'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD
Many female asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland are living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, a new report has found.
# BBC Africa
BBC's Fergal Keane stepping back after post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis
Keane (59) is stepping back from his role to aid his recovery.
# docklands victims association
1 in 3 victims of Troubles violence have attempted to take their own lives
A support group is calling for better support, funding and care for victims.
# PTSD
Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation
A judge has overruled a previous decision by the Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal.
# Trauma
'Abandoned to the scrap heap': Gardaí describe management attitude to their mental health issues
More than one in six rank-and-file members of An Garda Síochána may have PTSD.
# Saved
Rescued Thai boys will be monitored for psychological distress for six months
The boys will be monitored for psychological distress.
# Trial
Ecstasy may relieve Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in war veterans, firefighters and police officers
Sixteen participants who suffered from PTSD when they joined the trial no longer met the criteria for diagnosis.
Voices
Column: Celebrities shouldn't peddle misinformation about mental health
The reality is that the public and even policy makers often get their ideas from the media, writes Amy Plant.
# warrior mentality
20% of cancer patients 'experienced PTSD after diagnosis'
That’s according to a new study published in a peer-reviewed journal.
# embrace farm
'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating
Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.
# Terrorism
'The parent is the expert': How to talk to children about the Manchester attack
An Irish psychologist explains how to talk to your child about a terror attack like last night’s.
# clear the air
Don't sleep on it: Going to bed angry makes it worse
Memories of negative or traumatic events often last longer than those of positive or neutral experiences, and sleep doesn’t help.
# compensation
Garda who feared for life in “frenzied Kung Fu-style attack” awarded €60,000 damages
The garda said he suffered PTSD as a result of the attack.
# postcode lottery
'Sure you’re grand now, your hair has grown back', the PTSD of surviving cancer
Cancer survivors talk about how difficult it can be to re-adjust to life after treatment.
# TechKnowHow
VR's arrival is now closer than ever but what's it all about?
The first real headsets will start arriving at the end of 2015/early 2016, and it could bring benefits far beyond gaming.
# Rivals
'Don't poison the well' - Oculus chief tells rivals not to release bad VR products
The virtual reality company said that it reached out to rivals to ensure that they release as good a product as possible, while their own product is months away.
# Mental Health
Concern over high level of undetected PTSD among Irish psychiatric clients
A new study also looked at trauma rates, and found that traumatic incidents were under-reported in some cases.
Voices
Column: Why are so many people dismayed by honesty, and so few by pretence?
After I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I was shocked by how many friends challenged my need to be open and honest about it, writes Patricia Tsouros.
# PTSD
More British soldiers killed themselves than died in Afghanistan last year
A total of 50 serving and veteran British soldiers died by suicide last year, more than the 40 who died in combat in Afghanistan.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Afghanistan
'Unborn child is the 17th victim' of Afghan shooting spree
Meanwhile, the wife of the accused soldier Robert Bales has given an interview to US television.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In today’s Fix: DSK maid to sue over ‘prostitute’ claims; women advised to “floss for fertility”; and one quick way to rescue a kitten from a pipe.
# Tetris
How Tetris could help tackle trauma
Researchers at Oxford University say their study shows Tetris could help combat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.