Dr. Pat Baccili Presents - The Journey Home Part II: Providing Effective Medical Care for Returning U.S. Troops – The Troops Need An Effective "Orphan" Drug Called Prazosin

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On Dr. BacciliÂ?s show will be Dr. Murray Raskind, Director of Mental Health Service at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Tony Blanchard, a Vietnam era Vet and Congressman Jim McDermott, the only psychiatrist and one of a handful of doctors in the U.S. Congress. The guests will talk about Dr. RaskindÂ?s discovery of using an existing, safe and inexpensive drug in a new way to relieve the nightmares associated with PTSD.

VoiceAmerica today announced that Celebrated Talk Show Host Dr. Pat Baccili will host a special “Crust Busting” program on Thursday, October 21st to discuss what some see as dramatic new medical help and hope for Vets suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Logon to http://www.voiceamerica.com to listen on Thursday October 21st at 8:00 a.m. PST and again at 8:00 p.m. PST. Call in at 1888-335-5204 with your questions.

McDermott served as Chief Psychiatrist in the U.S. Navy at its Long Beach, California hospital during the Vietnam War and he treated many returning combat vets who were suffering from PTSD. McDermott recently toured the Seattle area Veterans Hospital where Dr. Raskind resides and expressed hope that Dr. Raskind’s discovery could help thousands of veterans. During the visit, Tony Blanchard said that he has slept without nightmares for the first time in 30 years, after treatment by Dr. Raskind.

McDermott believes the country needs to know more about Dr. Raskind’s discovery. Dr. Raskind’s treatments can help Vietnam era vets and he sees the breakthrough as a critical step in the need for America to reach out to soldiers returning home from the war in Iraq.

Besides his role at the Veterans Hospital, Dr. Raskind is the Director of the VA Northwest Network Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC). He is also Professor and Vice-Chairman in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Director of the University of Washington Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

Dr. Raskind's research efforts are focused on studies in Alzheimer's disease, aging, non-cognitive behavioral problems in dementia, and PTSD in combat veterans and civilians. He is currently conducting research into the use of Prazosin for the treatment of combat-related trauma nightmares and sleep disturbances. At the national level, Dr. Raskind's expertise in geriatrics and gerontology has been acknowledged by his appointment to the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the Journal of Gerontology, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society, the Neuroscience, Behavior and Sociology of Aging Review Committee of the National Institute on Aging and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the American Federation of Aging Research. Dr. Raskind has been a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the national Alzheimer's Association since 1991.

Tony Blanchard served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968 to 1973. He served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970 and fro 1972 to 1973. Tony is a volunteer at the Seattle Vet Center in the Claims and Benefits organization. He has seen first hand the benefit of an amazing treatment for PTSD, Prazosin which he began taking in 1990.

Please tune in on Thursday morning, October 21st at 8:00 AM Pacific/11:00 AM Eastern Time for this inspiring and energizing radio show on http://www.voiceamerica.com, “Crust Busting™ Your Way to an Awesome Life”, hosted by Dr. Pat Baccili. Listen live on the Internet and logon to http://www.crustbusting.com and listen live to the show that is changing people’s lives. You can call in during the broadcast toll-free at 1-888-335-5204 to speak to Dr. Pat and her guests or send your email to e-mail to the address below

The broadcast can also be heard on the VoiceAmerica network by visiting at Voice America Network on October 21st at 8:00 AM Pacific/11:00 AM Eastern Time.

Murray A. Raskind, MD, and Tony Blanchard will also be joining Dr. Pat Baccili for a follow-up discussion on this same day at 11:00 AM Pacific/2:00 PM Eastern Time for this inspiring and energizing radio show on KKNW AM 1150, “Crust Busting™ Your Way to an Awesome Life”, hosted by Dr. Pat Baccili. Listen live in the Seattle area or Logon to http://www.crustbusting.com and listen live to the show that is changing people’s lives. You can call in during the broadcast toll-free at 1-888-298-5569 to speak to Dr. Pat and her guests.

For further information, contact Dr. Pat Baccili at: patbaccili@crustbusting.com.

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