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Join us in our efforts to improve the lives of returning service members, their families, and all patients who suffer from PTSD.


Dear friends,

Your support is incredibly powerful. Now, maybe more than any other time in history, private donations are more than just a supplement -- they are imperative for the growth of programs that can drastically improve patients' lives.

Our nation is faced with a growing population of individuals suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related conditions. The World Trade Center attacks on September 11th, the influx of combat veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, are just a few reasons why so many patients are seeking help. Although we've made great strides in the development and implementation of PTSD treatments, there is much more that must be done.

As Director of the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS) at Weill Cornell Medical College, I ask you to join us in our effort to continue the clinical research necessary to develop new and more effective treatments for our patients suffering with PTSD. Your support will make it possible for us to enter the next phase of our work, which will include:

  • Working toward a cure for PTSD by designing and testing novel treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Taking a step toward personalized medicine for the treatment of PTSD by testing genetic models that will enable doctors to determine whether a particular treatment will be effective for a given patient before treatment is undertaken.
  • Making state-of-the-art treatment and clinical research trials available to service members living in remote, resource poor, geographic regions of the country through the use of telemedicine technology.

Your tax-deductible donation can be made by clicking the "donate now" button.

We hope you will join us in our effort to significantly improve the lives of our returning veterans, their families, and all patients who suffer from PTSD. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
JoAnn Difede, Ph.D.
Director, PATSS

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Our former patient, an Army Veteran treated for PTSD, is now profiled in NewYork-Prebyterian Hospital's "Amazing Things are Happening Here" campaign. See his story here.

Listen to a U.S. Army Veteran discuss his treatment for combat-related PTSD with Dr. Difede on Charlie Rose: The Brain Series. [Watch Full Episode]

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) talks with Dr. Judith Cukor about mental health issues facing Veterans. [Live Chat]

Press Release: $11 Million Department of Defense Grant to Study Novel Therapies for PTSD Led by Dr. JoAnn Difede

Now recruiting OIF/OEF/OND Service Members across the country for a PTSD treatment study funded by the Department of Defense [More]

PATSS provides free mental health services for Service Members, their families, and loved ones.


Were you or a loved one affected by 9/11? Learn about our ongoing treatment options.

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