Aug 04 2010

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Affecting our Troops

Published by at 8:15 pm under PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Millions of Americans suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but it is becoming more and more prevalent in soldiers who have served multiple tours in both the Iraq & Afghanistan wars. The statistics of the men and women who have served in both wars is alarming.

- Nearly 2 million men & women have served in BOTH the Iraq & Afghanistan War.

- 40% of them have served at least 2 tours.

- 300,000 troops have served 3,4, or more tours.

With the Iraq war going on its 8th year, and the Afghanistan war going on its 9th year it is becoming more difficult for soldiers to return to the normalcy of the life they once lived. PTSD can effect a soldiers post war life in many ways: loss of sleep, heavy drinking, irritability, nightmares, flashbacks, and angry outbursts. Unfortunately, soldiers become depressed to the point of suicide.

As an American, we owe our lives to those who have proudly served for our freedom. If you, or someone you know is suffering from PTSD call HeARTwork Therapy today. There is hope. 407-323-9961.

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