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First Responders, Rescuers Come Forward With PTSD

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What's A Mental Disorder? Even Experts Can't Agree

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In this video game image from Call of Duty: Black Ops, special forces agents pilot a gunship up the Mekong River. Scientists say immersion games like this one may develop certain parts of kids' brains. Activision via AP hide caption

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Video Games Boost Brain Power, Multitasking Skills

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Living Without Fear

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Nicole Polizzi, known as Snooki on MTV's Jersey Shore, told Barbara Walters recently, "I think I'm fascinating." Matt Sayles/AP hide caption

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It's All About Me: But Is Narcissism A Disorder?

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Southeast Asian Immigrants Flounder After Gulf Spill

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Study: Female Vets Especially Vulnerable To Suicide

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Bullied Kids Are Hurt Long After Harassment Ends

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Aaron Hofer, 27, of Bayou La Batre, Ala., has been largely out of work since the BP oil spill. The Iraq veteran and fourth-generation shrimper says if it wasn't for his children, he probably would have already committed suicide. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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BP Spill Psychological Scars Similar To Exxon Valdez

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Homemaker Lena Hofer, 25, recently went to the community center in Bayou La Batre, Ala., for free food and household goods -- and was reluctantly turned away by volunteers when Feed the Children ran out of supplies. "It's really hard when they send you away after you [ask for food], especially when you need it like I do," she says. "I'm about to cry." Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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BP Oil Well Capped, But Trauma Still Flowing

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