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Bin Laden's death may reignite PTSD for some

For many, news of Osama bin Laden's death brought relief and, in some cases, jubilation.  But for others, the accompanying flood of memories of  9 /11  may result in a rekindling of symptoms of  post-traumatic stress disorder. Full story

Soldiers with mental illness more often get PTSD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Preexisting mental health problems could be setting soldiers up for posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, when they return from the battlefield, U.S. Navy researchers said Monday. Full story

Vietnam veteran with PTSD sues Army over discharge

A Vietnam veteran who received the Bronze Star and later was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder filed a federal lawsuit Thursday trying to get the Army to modify his other-than-honorable discharge so that his sacrifice will be recognized and he can get disability benefits. Full story

Kidnapped Journalists Face More Risks Than Ever

For the 18 or more journalists kidnapped by pro-Gadhafi forces in Libya, detention may be only the beginning of their ordeal. Full story

Docs: Soldier was schizophrenic at time of slaying

A soldier charged with killing a captured Taliban member in Afghanistan was suffering from schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder at the time and didn't realize his actions were wrong, Army doctors said. Full story

For Veterans, Road to Mental Health May Begin at the Bar

Connecting struggling veterans to the mental health services they need is an ongoing challenge. Now, a new study finds that the process could start with a sympathetic bartender. Full story

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  Music better than meds for vets with PTSD

Making a Difference: Guitars4Vets has put the healing power of music in the hands of more than 800 soldiers who came home from war seeking a little harmony. NBC's Kevin Tibbles reports.

  Vet families fight back

Kevin Lucey explains why he is suing Prudential over the death benefits for his son, Jeff, an Iraq War veteran, who suffered from PTSD and committed suicide after returning home.

  Oil sickening Gulf Coast residents

Corey Hebert, WDSU medical editor, talks with Keith Olbermann about attention being paid to Gulf Coast residents whose health is affected by the BP oil disaster.

  Obama outlines boost in PTSD aid for vets

In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president announced plans to make it easier for men and women in uniform to qualify for benefits if they suffer from PTSD. NBC’s Mike Viqueira reports.

  National center for service members with PTSD opens

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence opened its doors Thursday, a facility dedicated to research, diagnosis and treatment for the signature, hidden wounds of today's wars -- traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress.

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Johann Gokool

In this undated photo provided by the Gokool family, is U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Johann Gokool, who was found dead in his Homestead, Fla. home Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009. Gokool was an electronic warfare technician aboard the USS Cole when suicide bombers rammed a small boat packed with exp