Post-Trauma In Veterans

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Veterans upon returning to their homes are met with pain and heartbreak. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects an estimated one in ten Afghanistan veterans and as many as one in five Iraq War veterans. Psychological trauma faced by soldiers returning home can be just as bad or even worse than the physical trauma of war. Studies have found that less than half of returning soldiers with problems sought help, mostly out of fear of being stigmatized or hurting their careers. Dr. Charles W. Hoge, a researcher at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, has said “The most important thing we can do for service members who have been in combat is to help them understand that the earlier that they get help when they need it, the better off

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