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Psychiatric expert available to discuss Israel/Hezbollah conflict

Jul. 26, 2006, 10:50 AM

Paul Ragan, M.D., associate professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is available for interviews on the Israel/Hezbollah Conflict. He can address a wide range of topics in dealing with psychiatry issues in the military including acute stress disorders that are often rampant throughout a community when hundreds of thousands of people are displaced.

Dr. Ragan has first-hand experience counseling troops after Desert Storm. He can address a wide range of topics in dealing with psychiatry issues in the military including:

– Acute stress disorders that are often rampant throughout a community when hundreds of thousands of people are displaced.

– The humanitarian crisis brewing.

– Hezbollah’s aim to create terror with rockets and the purposes of terrorism in general.

Ragan completed his internship and residency in psychiatry at the National Naval Medical Center with training in psychodynamic psychiatry. He serves as Vanderbilt’s program director for the Faculty and Physician Wellness Program, VUMC’s director of the Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry Service and staff psychiatrist at the Nashville VA Hospital PTSD Clinic.

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