Iraq Afghan Combat Veterans return home with PTSD

US Military veterans returning home from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan often bring the war home with them due to PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder.

Post traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. In particular, when the event involved a real or imagined threat of death.

Generals are not exempt either from PTSD. It may affect anyone, regardless of the rank on your uniform.

Two US Army Generals discuss post traumatic stress on the video:

Band of Brothers.

Symptoms of PTSD post traumatic stress disorder include flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, irritability, difficulty concentrating, trouble readjusting to home and withdrawal from friends and family. 

It’s ok to get help. PTSD is common and to be expected from combat veterans who have experienced war zones.

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