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August 22nd, 2012

PTSD - Invisible Wounds

We sometimes think the sacrifices of military men and women conclude upon their return home.  Unfortunately for many that’s just not the case.  Too frequently, they end up fighting post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a similar affliction for years after their deployment ends.  PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder that can result after exposure to a traumatic event and it overwhelms the person’s ability to cope with the situation.  Their are a multitude of symptoms; the most frequent include flashbacks, nightmares and hypervigiliance. In an effort to raise awareness and decrease the stigma associated with veterans seeking treatment for PTSD,  The USO put out a series of videos about invisible wounds.  The video we have included in this post is the story of Eric ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on August 22nd, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military