Insomnia May Make PTSD Worse

The Army Times (8/20, Gould) reports, “To treat troops suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, doctors must first treat the sleep disorders that often accompany PTSD, researchers say.” The Times points out that the US Army is “providing $300 million to fund” PTSD “research projects, $20 million of it focused specifically on sleep.” James Spira, of the National Center for PTSD at the Department of Veterans Affairs, said, “If someone continues to have substantial sleep disruption several months after they return” from a combat deployment, “it would be very prudent for them to seek medical support.”

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— “Insomnia exacerbates PTSD, research shows, “Joe Gould, Army Times, August 20, 2012.

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