Week of 9.28.07
Coping With PTSD
This Week: Veterans of PTSD | PTSD Facts and Figures | Coping With PTSD | Viewer Comments | TranscriptWhether a veteran served in Iraq or served more than 20 years ago in Vietnam, the experience of combat may cause lasting psychological stress. For some people, these reactions do not go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. In these cases, veterans may have an anxiety disorder known as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, a branch of the Veterans Administration, urges active duty or veteran service members to educate themselves about PTSD and seek help. Professionals and places that may help include a VA hospital, family doctor, therapist or spiritual counselor.
National Center for PTSD: Help for Veterans and their Families
National Center for PTSD: Coping with PTSD and Recommended Lifestyle Changes
National Center for PTSD: Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families (PDF)
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: Mental Health Problems Among Iraq and AfghanistanVeterans
National Institutes of Health: Dealing With Trauma