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PTSD Awareness Day June 27, 2011 #PTSD Treatment Advanced; Soldiers Still Need Help | Care2 Causes

PTSD Awareness Day June 27, 2011 #PTSD Treatment Advanced; Soldiers Still Need Help | Care2 Causes

PTS or Post Traumatic Stress (the D for Disorder is often dropped by those in the military community) is known as the “signature wound” of OIF/OEF, sometimes in combination with TBI(Traumatic Brain Injury). This wound can be, and is being treated in a variety of ways, not only the old “here, take a pill for anxiety, and here’s one for sleep disorders, and another one for headaches”, but also counseling for both the service member and the family. The National Center for PTSD which is part of the Veterans Administration has an extensive library of links for those who have been diagnosed, their family and friends. According to the National Center for PTSD, symptoms include flashbacks, hyper-arousal including aggression or anger, avoidance, feeling numb or loss of memory. Those friends and family members I know who have been diagnosed with PTS can get angry quickly, and I know...

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