Week of 9.28.07
PTSD Facts and Figures
This Week: Veterans of PTSD | PTSD Facts and Figures | Coping With PTSD | Viewer Comments | TranscriptPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after one experiences a traumatic event. The disorder is characterized by flashbacks of the event, nightmares, anxiety, avoidance, and social withdrawal. PTSD may take months or years to manifest.
Facts and Figures
Department of Veterans Affairs: National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study, 1988.
Archives of Internal Medicine: Bringing the War Back Home, Karen H. Seal, MD, MPH; Daniel Bertenthal, MPH; Christian R. Miner, PhD; Saunak Sen, PhD; Charles Marmar, MD, March 2007.
Veterans Administration: Investigation by the Office of the Inspector General, 2005.
Department of Defense: The Psychological Needs of U.S. Military Service Members and Their Families: A Preliminary Report, February 2007.