Latest Post-traumatic stress disorder News

Ruling: Workers' comp OK for cops' high-stress situations

Feb. 19, 2020 10:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona court ruling stemming from a sheriff's deputy's encounter with a shotgun-wielding man says law enforcement officers can claim workers' compensation benefits if diagnosed with PTSD or other mental conditions because of extraordinary high stressful incidents on the job. A Gila...

Ohio House again approves emergency responders PTSD coverage

Feb. 12, 2020 5:07 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House on Wednesday once again approved a measure covering post-traumatic stress disorder for emergency responders who haven't suffered a physical injury. Police and firefighters have been pushing for the coverage under the state insurance fund for injured workers for years....

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2017, file photo, Rumor, a German shepherd, poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.  Named best in show at Westminster in 2017, Rumor counts among her puppies two PTSD service dogs that live with veterans. Two more pups are training toward that goal.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Westminster and work: Some show dogs serve, search or soothe

Feb. 10, 2020 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From the silky strut of Afghan hounds to poodles with coats sculpted like confections, the Westminster Kennel Club's green carpet spotlights manicured, pedigreed canines vying to be deemed top dog. But they aren’t just for show. Ghost, a Norwegian buhund that competed Sunday a t the...

In this Jan. 23, 2020 photo, Janice Spears looks on in anguish as she listens to Rep. Dianne Hart speak of the plight of Florida's criminal justice system during a protest at Lowell Correctional Institute in Ocala, Fla. (Justin Bright/Fresh Take Florida via AP)

Florida wrestles with prison conditions, losing guards

Feb. 4, 2020 5:27 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Janice Spears spent her last shift as a correctional officer in the prison chapel. She knows it was 2015 but says symptoms of what she described as post-traumatic stress disorder makes it hard to remember the time or day. She describes the end of her career working at Lowell...

Defense: PTSD would have prevented woman from hiding weapon

Feb. 4, 2020 11:18 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The attorney for a woman accused of hiding a gun used in the shooting death of a western Pennsylvania police officer says she could not have done so because she is afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder and cannot enter basements like the one where the weapon was found. The...

Florida court allows look at PTSD defense in road rage case

Jan. 31, 2020 4:26 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former Marine serving a 17-year sentence for a 2015 Florida road rage incident might get a chance to argue PTSD led to his actions after an appeals court ordered a hearing on the claim Friday. Dwayne King, 42, accepted a plea deal in the case rather than face the possibility of a...

Program to bring mental health resources to Detroit schools

Jan. 4, 2020 9:47 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Public Schools Community District announced it's teaming up with a University of Michigan program aimed at helping students effectively manage symptoms of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress. TRAILS — Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of...

Lawsuit: Pentagon withholding info from veterans' advocates

Jan. 3, 2020 5:16 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A veterans group said the Pentagon has stopped releasing information that helps former service members to contest less-than-honorable discharges from the military. The Defense Department has been breaking the law since April, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, United States' Helen Louise Maroulis celebrates after winning the gold medal during the women's 53-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Maroulis was one of the most celebrated Olympians in 2016 when she became the first American to win a gold medal in women’s wrestling, and she was expected to be one of the faces of the sport in Tokyo in 2020. She still might be if she’s able to qualify. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Maroulis back on track in bid to go for more gold in Tokyo

Jan. 2, 2020 2:20 PM EST

Helen Maroulis was one of the most celebrated Olympians in 2016 when she became the first American woman to win a gold medal in wrestling. She was expected to be one of the faces of the sport in Tokyo this year. She still might be if she can qualify. That’s far from a certainty after a tumultuous two years...

This Oct. 17, 2019 photo, Dale Pitcher leads Ruby the horse back to the barn with instructor Alexis Daly, right, at Shamrock Reins in Pipersville, Pa.  Shamrock Reins offers equine therapy for veterans including Pitcher.  (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Horses help vets, first responders take reins against PTSD

Dec. 28, 2019 4:18 PM EST

PIPERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Edward Gilliard still suffers the effects of the combat wounds he received in the Vietnam War: His voice is a soft whisper, and his legs ache. But it was a daunting caseload as a career social worker in Philadelphia — years spent investigating child-abuse cases, working with...