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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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Military Dog PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is well-documented among American servicemen returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Veterinarians say animals and especially bomb sniffing military dogs who encounter noisy explosions in a war zone, may experience PTSD as well.

Fear mechanisms appear similar in humans and man’s best friend and both with PTSD may not sleep well.

Highly trained German Shepherds and other military dogs are returning home from combat duty fearful of everyone and preferring to hide than encounter people, withdrawing from society.

Only with time, loving care and learning anew that in civilian life everyone is not trying to get them do the retired military dogs have a chance of acting more social again.

The military defines PTSD as a condition that develops after a life-threatening trauma.

Victims re-experience the trauma in nightmares or vivid memories and they avoid situations or feelings that remind them of the event.

Peace , out.

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