POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

BASICS

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that is triggered when a person witnesses a psychologically traumatic event, such as war, a natural disaster, or any situation that invokes feelings of helplessness or intense fear. While most people eventually adjust to the aftereffects of such events, some people find their symptoms getting worse with time. These worsening symptoms are the product of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Studies have been extensive and are ongoing. Military Outreach USA does not seek to create another web site dealing with the subject but rather to create an awareness to those who can provide the most help to those who suffer from this invisible wound of war.

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS?

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It can make somebody hard to be with. Living with someone who is easily startled, has nightmares, and often avoids social situations can take a toll on the most caring family. Early research has shown its harmful  impact on families.

This research showed that Vietnam Veterans...more

While this non-scientific self-test is not a clinical diagnosis it is an interesting self evaluation. PTSD Self Test

PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES DEALING WITH PTSD

The resources and files below are designed to provide insight and an understanding into the issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

This information is not intended as a substitute for therapeutic or medical advice. The reader should regularly consult a medical professional in matters relating to their health and particularly with respect to any symptom that may require diagnosis or medical attention of any kind.

National Institute of Mental Health PTSD Booklet

Post Deployment Stress-What you should know?

Understanding PTSD

Understanding Treatment-English

Understanding Treatment-Spanish

Vet Center Locations

PTSD VA Program Locator