In honor of Veterans Day, VProud.tv is asking: is it possible to see the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder before things get bad at home?
Here are some statistics from the National Center for PTSD:
- Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF): About 11-20 out of every 100 Veterans (or between 11-20%) who served in OIF or OEF have PTSD in a given year.
- Gulf War (Desert Storm): About 12 out of every 100 Gulf War Veterans (or 12%) have PTSD in a given year.
- Vietnam War: About 15 out of every 100 Vietnam Veterans (or 15%) were currently diagnosed with PTSD at the time of the most recent study in the late 1980s, the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). It is estimated that about 30 out of every 100 (or 30%) of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD in their lifetime.
Check out this incredibly informative video for more information on the causes, signs and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
Thank you to all of the men and women of the armed services. We are able to live our lives the way we do everyday becasue of you and the work you do. We appreciate you. Not just on Veterans Day, but everyday.