River to River
3:05 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Connecting Military Identity To PTSD & Running RAGBRAI

Studies estimate that at least one in every five veterans experiences post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, guest host Emily Woodbury talks with two Iowans working to change that statistic.

Steven Lancaster, an assistant professor of psychology at Drake University, discusses his new study on how a soldier's "military identity" affects their likelihood of experiencing anxiety or depression.

Later in the program, Emily talks with Richard Kresser, who ran the entire length of this year's RAGBRAI, to raise funds for the Iowa Veterans Home. The donation will go towards a procedure called "biofeedback" meant to reduce or eliminate the need for medication for PTSD. For more information and to contribute a donation, you can visit Kresser's website, Running Farther.

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