| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Up to a fifth of U.S. service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have come home with a blast-related concussion or post-traumatic stress disorder — or both.
A study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry helps detail the...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 5:54 PM
A man who forced his way into a Reseda apartment Friday night and shot its two occupants -- one fatally -- is a 32-year-old Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, Los Angeles police said.
For reasons still unclear to...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:26 PM
An Iraq war veteran who blamed post-traumatic stress disorder for choking and stabbing his 22-year-old girlfriend to death was sentenced Thursday to 26 years to life in prison.
Allowed by his attorney to apologize for the first time since the January...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:19 PM
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Shortly after he arrived at Ramstein Air Base in Germany in March 2012, Air Force security guard Trent Smith was at an off-base apartment when, he says, a male sergeant touched him and pressed him to go into the...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:43 PM
"So the last shall be first, and the first last." This quote from the King James Bible is my response to Scientific American's Top 10 stories of 2013. Their tenth-ranked story about the BRAIN initiative is my top story for the year.
I refer to Brain...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:15 PM
VISTA -- An enlisted Marine pleaded not guilty Thursday to two felony charges related to a shooting incident at his off-base apartment.
Cpl. Christopher Michael Johnson, 26, faces charges of negligent discharge of a firearm and shooting in an occupied...
| Nov 20, 2013
Help Zimmerman cope
The continuing news about George Zimmerman and his run-ins with the law give me pause. When a person is charged with a crime and found not guilty — but remains a target of attention — steps should be taken to help that...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A combination of exposure therapy and gene stimulation may be the best way to alter fear-provoking memories that are the persistent core of post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders, a new study suggests.
Using fear-conditioned mice, researchers found...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Katniss Everdeen is back in action in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” The movie sequel, based on the second installment […]...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Scott Cooper's stark, compelling Rust Belt drama, "Out of the Furnace," which premiered earlier this month at AFI Fest, turns on the relationship between two brothers: Straight-arrow steel mill worker Russell Baze (Christian Bale) and his anguished...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:00 PM
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| Oct 27, 2013
Re "New tactics on mentally ill inmates," Oct. 24
It is distressing to read a correctional psychiatrist's assertion that psychotic prisoners "would have no memory" of being repeatedly pepper-sprayed and "have a higher than average threshold for pain...