Vietnam Veterans' of America Chapter 899 New Jersey

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Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. PTSD sufferers re-experience the traumatic event or events in some way, tend to avoid places, people, or other things that remind them of the event (avoidance), and are exquisitely sensitive to normal life experiences (hyperarousal). People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life. PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.


PTSD Related Links: 

VA's National Center for PTSD: http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/ptsd/alert.asp

Military Veterans PTSD Reference Manual: http://www.ptsdmanual.com/

VVA's Guide on PTSD: http://www.vva.org/benefits/ptsd.htm

Iraq War Veterans Organization: http://www.iraqwarveterans.org/ptsd.htm