Having a family member or loved one in the military can be a tumultuous and difficult journey. While returning as a veteran can involve happy times catching up on lost time, it can also mean dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, a mental disorder that occurs in people who witness or have experienced a traumatic event. Veterans are particularly vulnerable to PTSD because of their exposure to combat and other stressful circumstances. As a friend, spouse, or relative of a PTSD-affected veteran, you may feel overwhelmed or helpless. Learning more about the disorder can help your family overcome withdrawal disorder and isolation.
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