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Haven Behavioral War Heroes Hospital to Offer Comprehensive Psychiatric Treatment for Military Service Members
Date:3/12/2010

PUEBLO, Colo., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Haven Behavioral War Heroes Hospital (www.havenbehavioral.com) announced it is offering intensive treatment for: combat stress injury/post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); co-occurring chemical dependency disorders, depression, mood, anxiety, psychotic and adjustment disorders for military service members.  The Haven Behavioral War Heroes hospital is a full-service inpatient facility located within St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colo.

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"Our hospital is unique in the fact that we're staffed by former military servicepersons," said retired Colonel Harry Silsby, MD, medical director of Haven Behavioral War Heroes Hospital.  "Our programs are designed by experienced former military personnel and tailored to specifically treat the emotional damage of service."

Dr. Silsby, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War and Dr. Carrin Harper, a former Flight Commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base, lead the skilled team of nurses and medical professionals at Haven Behavioral War Heroes Hospital.  A majority of staff members are former military.

"Patients seeking a comprehensive approach to the treatment of combat-related emotional disorders will be hard-pressed to find a more qualified option than our hospital," adds Dr. Silsby.  "Our program was designed to treat the emotional damage of service and was truly created with America's finest in mind."

Treatment modalities for Haven Behavioral War Heroes Hospital's 28-day program include:  cognitive behavior therapy; cognitive processing therapy; prolonged exposure; individual and group therapy; family/marital therapy; medication management; detoxification; biofeedback and relaxation; 12-step chemical dependency/AA and NA; daily physical training and around the clock nursing supervision.

The hospital uses a comprehensive treatment approach through psycho-educational groups that address such issues as: intimacy, assertiveness training and survivor guilt.

"By utilizing supportive re-experience education and destigmatization, servicemen and women learn to relive and recover from traumatic experiences," adds Dr. Silsby.

About Haven Behavioral War Heroes Hospital

The Haven Behavioral War Heroes Hospital is a full-service inpatient facility located within St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado.  This unique partnership allows current and former military service members full access to the services of a hospital while they receive personalized care from an understanding staff.  Each military patient has access to a multi-disciplinary team that includes: psychiatrists; family practice physicians; psychologists; registered nurses; licensed psychiatric technicians; certified drug and alcohol counselors; Master's-level social workers; consulting neurologists, ophthalmologists and neurophysiologists.  For more information, please visit www.havenbehavioral.com.

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