FamilyOfaVet - Real world info about PTSD, TBI, & life after combat
FamilyOfaVet - Real World info about PTSD, TBI, & life after combat.

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

There are a large number of Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD
(Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
).  Many of them - especially those who are male (sorry,
guys, but its true!) - have a hard time admitting that they have a problem.

PTSD occurs as the result of a traumatic event.  People who go through just one horrible
event (a physical attack, a devastating natural disaster, a car accident, etc), can develop
PTSD.  However, warriors who have served in Combat Zones and have experienced
multiple life threatening situations or have seen friends or enemies killed, have a higher
likelihood of developing

Vets - This is not something you should be ashamed of!  Having PTSD does not mean you
are weak, or "bad", or crazy! You are having a
natural reaction to living for so long in an
unnatural environment.  Having people shooting at you or trying to blow you up on a
regular basis is not fun (though it may give you a super adrenaline rush) - and it's also not
great for your overall mental health.

Family Members & Friends of Veterans - We should actively help watch for signs and
symptoms of PTSD so that our heroes can receive help and treatment as soon as possible.
 While there are a variety of opinions about whether or not
PTSD is "curable," almost
everyone agrees that the effects can be lessened if treatment is sought early.
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