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PTSD Wellness Conference Presents Evidence-Based Therapies

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 2:09pm

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A conference will present evidence-based therapies for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Friday in Las Cruces, NM, aimed at educating veterans and National Guard members.

Nationwide, the VA estimates up to 15% of veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may be suffering from PTSD-though the number could be higher because many may be undiagnosed due to a veteran's unwillingness to come forward and seek help.

The conference will present the latest in traditional clinical treatment methods used by the New Mexico VA Health Care System, as well as presentations showcasing non-clinical methods such as Massage, Faith-Based, Acupuncture, Yoga, Native-American, Oriental/Far Eastern, Equine-Assisted and other non-traditional healing therapies which may also be used to treat PTSD.

The free conference is for veterans and National Guard or Reserve members from southern New Mexico and the El Paso-Texas area. Spouses, family members and caregivers are also encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Check-in begins at 7am at the Las Cruces Covention Center. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 680 East University Avenue Las Cruces, NM.

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