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© MSG. I. S. Parrish, USA Retired
ISBN 0-7414-0077-4
Published by Infinity Publishing
Bryn Mawr, PA
Revised Edition - Published May 2008

Last Updated 12-12-14


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"NEWS" - What are the signs of PTSD? (Posted 12-12-14)

Fully Developed Claims (For First Timers)


Victims No Longer need to Prove Trauma (By Kelley Kennedy, Texas VVA Newsletter)


A Short Overview of PTSD and the Disability Process


Table of Contents

PART I : Defining the Problem

Chapter 1. History and Definition of PTSD

  • General
  • History
  • Definitions
  • Personal Experience
  • SITREP 1939-40

Chapter 2. Causes and Effects (Revised)

  • General
  • The Way We Were
  • Memories
  • Brain chemicals
  • Triggers
  • Memory, Concentration, Anger and Control

  • Personal Experiences
  • SITREP 1941-42

PART II: Treatment

Chapter 3. Traditional Treatment

  • General
  • Lack of Treatment
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Rehab

  • VA Programs
  • The Truth of The Matter
  • Personal Experiences
  • SITREP 1943-45

Chapter 4. Non Traditional Treatment: Professionally Assisted

  • General
  • EMDR
  • Brain wave Altering

  • SITREP 1950-51

Chapter 5. Non Traditional Treatment: Self Help
  • General
  • Use of Color(s) In therapy
  • Nutritional Healing
  • Sound Wave Therapy
  • Brain Exercises
  • Emotional Memory Management (EMM)

  • Write About It

  • SITREP 1952-53

Chapter 6. Medication

  • General
  • Symptoms Treated
  • Personal Experiences
  • SITREP 1965-66

PART III: The Paperwork

The PTSD Personal Worksheet

Chapter 7. Working with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)(Revised)

  • General
  • Facilities and Services
  • Initial Contact
  • Filing an Application for Disability

  • VA Claims Process In General

  • Additional Information (Revised)

  • Sequence of Events

  • Appeal of Disability Determination

    (03-12-12)Filing for Social Security (Complete)

  • Personal Experiences
  • SITREP 1967-68

    Chapter 8. Writing The Stress Letter

    • General
    • Dangers
    • Supporting Evidence
    • Getting Help With Writing Your Letter
    • Personal Experiences
    • SITREP 1969-70

    Chapter 9. Primary Documentation Sources

  • Chapter 10. Letters, Forms, Notices and Statements

    Part IV. Moving On

    Chapter 11. The Past and Future

    Appendixes

    A - Bibliography
    B - Glossary
    C - Statistics
    D - Veterans Service Organizations
    E - Documentation Sources - General
    F - Documentation Sources - Books
    G - VA Facilities: Hospitals, Clinics, Vet Centers
    H - Blank Forms
    I - Board of Veterans Appeals Pamphlet "Understanding the Appeals Process" (Complete Pamphlet - PDF format)
    J - Parts of 38 C.F.R., Federal Benefits Manual, & Manual M-2 References
    K- Guide for Submission of PTSD Research Request
    L - Index


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