Veterans shell-shocked at PTSD treatment denial
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been a disabling condition for many of our military personnel — and this was true even before it was given a name or label. The condition generally has meant years of cognitive therapy to help those affected learn to process their thoughts and feelings differently, along with medications for coping on a daily basis. Ricardo Romeras, a Minnesota resident and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, returned home a changed person in 2006. While war changes everyone and some more than others, anxiety and other symptoms of his PTSD were disrupting his life. In his self-proclaimed stubbornness, he began to “self-medicate.” [Excerpt]
Original Work Citation
Krueger, K. (2016, January). Veterans shell-shocked at PTSD treatment denial. Healthzette. Retrieved from http://www.lifezette.com/healthzette/veterans-shell-shocked-at-ptsd-treatment-denial/
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