Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious condition many people are unfortunate to have to face, especially veterans. Although the ratio of veterans that experience PTSD has fluctuated over the years, the number remains quite significant.
Currently, about 11-20 out of every 100 veterans that served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom experience PTSD in a given year. With the number of veterans that return home with PTSD, it is more important than ever to learn how to identify PTSD in veterans.
Military PTSD Symptoms
Since every individual is different, as are their experiences, no two veterans will display military PTSD symptoms in the exact same way. However, there are common signs you can look for in yourself or your loved ones that may signify they are struggling.
Some common signs of military PTSD are:
- Feelings of anger towards anything that reminds you of what happened
- Vivid nightmares, flashbacks, or memories of the event
- Feeling constantly on guard
- Difficulty sleeping
- Having trouble concentrating
- Feeling emotionally cut off from others
Help Is Available
If you notice any of the above signs in yourself or in the ones you love, rest assured that help is available. Those who struggle with military PTSD can recover and find healing in quality facilities like Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, where you can get a free, confidential assessment that will help you know what kinds of treatment are best for you. We offer a program specially for these symptoms through our Hope for Heroes PTSD Rehab Programming program. Additionally, Desert Parkway offers Trauma Recovery Yoga in our Circle of Care services to support self-regulation when anxiety or PTSD triggers arise.
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