Understanding PTSD in Veterans

Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is a mental health condition prevalent in individuals who have undergone traumatic experiences. Affecting approximately 7% of Americans, PTSD is a natural response to events like sexual abuse, physical assault, violence, or serious accidents.

While around eight million adults grapple with PTSD, one specific group experiences a profound impact – American veterans. The nature of their service exposes them to injuries, death, and life-threatening situations in both war and noncombat scenarios. Unfortunately, the intensity of trauma means that PTSD can persist throughout veterans’ lifetimes. For additional statistics, symptoms, and comprehensive information on PTSD, refer to our resource.

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Abel Lila

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