Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 31

Affects of PTSD on Australian soldiers unknown

Young Australian Soldiers fighting on the front line are returning home very different people and their families can hardly recognise them? An increasing number of men and women serving in Australian forces are being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after their deployment. More…

Aug 31

Debriefing, Social Support and PTSD in the New Zealand Police

  Abstract Organisations whose workers risk traumatic exposure, are increasingly interested in preventing sequelae such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A common intervention is the provision of psychological debriefing following trauma. In accordance with recent criticisms of this approach, Harvey (1996) has proposed a multidimensional model of trauma recovery. The present study tested some of …

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Aug 28

Inadequate support for our NZ war veterans

   

Aug 28

Criticism of NZ Defence Force Care Unfounded

Recent criticism in the media about the Government’s lack of support for ‘shell-shocked’ soldiers is unfounded says the NZ Defence Force. Head of Health for the NZ Defence Force, Surgeon Captain (SGNCAPT) Alison Drewry says that all NZDF personnel deployed on operational missions receive psychological and physical health support before, during and after their deployment. …

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