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Doc Todd's hip-hop album is called Combat Medicine. Hyperion Productions/Courtesy of Doc Todd hide caption

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'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

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Gerry Realin (left) and his wife Jessica are working to get first responders workers' compensation benefits in Florida. Abe Aboraya/WMFE hide caption

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A Pulse Nightclub Responder Confronts A New Crisis: PTSD

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A pilot prepares to launch an unmanned aerial vehicle from a ground control station earlier this year. The Air Force is moving to treat psychological stress faced by remote pilots and analysts a little more like the effects of traditional warfare. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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The Warfare May Be Remote But The Trauma Is Real

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Jay Zimmerman (left) and his father, Buddy, in July 2016. Buddy, who was also a veteran, passed away last September. Courtesy of Jay Zimmerman hide caption

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Veteran Teaches Therapists How To Talk About Gun Safety When Suicide's A Risk

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For Veterans, Trauma Of War Can Persist In Struggles With Sexual Intimacy

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Tom Frame, an Army staff sergeant in Vietnam, has battled post-traumatic stress ever since the war, as have many of his fellow soldiers. Courtesy of Kara Frame hide caption

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Charles Mayer, 30, of San Diego survived an IED attack while serving in Iraq in 2010, but has suffered from complications including PTSD. Stuart Palley for NPR hide caption

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War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD

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Stacy Bannerman testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs in 2006. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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After Combat Stress, Violence Can Show Up At Home

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Cheryl Woolnough, director of training at Patriot PAWS in Rockwall, Texas, works with Papi, a Labrador retriever. Lauren Silverman/KERA News hide caption

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Veterans Say Trained Dogs Help With PTSD, But The VA Won't Pay

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David Carlson served two tours in Iraq while in the military. Courtesy of David Carlson hide caption

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Behind Bars, Vets With PTSD Face A New War Zone, With Little Support

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Ecstasy pills confiscated by law enforcement. For decades, MDMA has gotten a reputation as a dangerous club drug — but reporter Kelley McMillan says it was first used for therapeutic purposes in the '70s. Fernando Camino/Cover/Getty Images hide caption

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From Club To Clinic: How MDMA Could Help Some Cope With Trauma

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Raymond Smith of Charleston, S.C., kneels in prayer in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston before a worship service on June 21. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll

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Scott Skiles, 61, and his son Zach Skiles, 32, had never sat down to talk about Zach's life after his deployment to Iraq --until their recent StoryCorps interview. StoryCorps hide caption

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Formerly Homeless Vet And His Dad Remember His Darkest Moments

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As an Army chaplain in Iraq, David Peters administered last rites and grieved with survivors. When he came home, he says, he "fell apart emotionally and spiritually." Courtesy of Robert K. Chambers hide caption

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An Army Chaplain, First Tested By War, Finds His Faith Renewed

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For veterans like Tim Maynard, scuba diving provides relief from symptoms of PTSD. Maynard goes diving once a week, exploring the Florida Keys and shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina. Courtesy of Tim Maynard hide caption

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Some Veterans Find Peace Thanks To Scuba Gear, Quiet Waters

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Lourdes Garcia-Navarro with her husband, James Hider, and their dogs Nena (left) and Ursa. Tara Todras-Whitehill/Lourdes Garcia-Navarro hide caption

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An NPR War Correspondent Reflects On A Pet Turning 100 (In Dog Years)

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There's data to support the notion that pot, or a drug based on its active ingredient, could help ease the fears of PTSD. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Could Pot Help Veterans With PTSD? Brain Scientists Say Maybe

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Anne Jones, 62, and Robin Jones, 73, at their home in Menlo Park, Calif. He took a test that revealed proteins typical of Alzheimer's disease. Ramin Rahimian for NPR hide caption

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Finding Simple Tests For Brain Disorders Turns Out To Be Complex

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Insomnia, feeling isolated, and bursts of anger are symptoms of the anxiety disorder known as PTSD. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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