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PTSD: A battle of mind, body, and spirit

It’s been called ‘combat fatigue’, ‘shell-shock’, the ‘thousand yard stare’; post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has had a lot of names over the years, but not a lot of treatment options.

In 2013, GMRF in partnership with RSL Queensland commenced an ambitious research project to help veterans and their families.

The PTSD Initiative: Vietnam Veteran Study was a world-first study, investigating the physical and psychological toll of PTSD in Vietnam veterans.

This research now published in the prestigious Medical Journal of Australia, found that veterans with a diagnosis of PTSD displayed long-term poor health outcomes including heart disease, gastric complaints and sleep disorders.

Working in partnership with RSL Queensland, we implemented a national education campaign for healthcare professionals. Read more about this

Register now to join our online directory of healthcare professionals able to assist PTSD sufferers and access the latest PSTD research and management information.

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PTSD education for healthcare professionals

An online education program to help health professionals identify the signs & symptoms of PTSD. With the help of RSL Queensland, we developed an education program to help general practitioners and other healthcare professionals better identify the symptoms of PTSD for veterans and the one in 20...

Development of a Biobank

Biobanks are collections of human biological materials (biospecimens) that are linked to relevant de-identified personal and health information and held specifically for use in health and medical research. Their object is to provide a resource for researchers to use to advance our understanding of human...

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