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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

PTSD in the 21st century

On December 6, on MTV at 6 PM, there is an episode of True Life which illustrates the pain of PTSD for the veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. Over 20 percent of these veterans have reported symptoms of PTSD, a disorder that can haunt them for years as illustrated by studies of World War II, Korean and Vietnam war veterans.
(click on title for You Tube link)

Lifetime of Post War Suffering

A sad article about a World War II veteran who landed on Omaha Beach and fought through to Germany. His younger sister said her brother came home physically, but not mentally. He spent his entire post war life in a VA hospital, barely speaking. After he returned home, prior to his hospitalization, he paced the floors silently and continually. He died at age 86, having been living with war trauma for 62 years. (click on title for link)