PTSD and Veterans. PTSD was not officially recognized until the 1980s, making it difficult to make accurate observations about veterans and the disorder in earlier wars. Before the 1980s many instances of PTSD in veterans were referred to as “shell shock” and was not an official medical diagnosis.
PTSD and the Military. PTSD is very common for those who have served in the military. Learn more about the prevalence of this mental illness and the risk factors for veterans.
With Veterans, Reservists, and National Guardsmen on our staff, we understand the unique challenges that come from military service at all stages. With that in mind, we established the Military Family Scholarship to provide additional support to Veterans and their families in their educational pursuits.
A new study suggests commonly used first-line treatments for PTSD like CPT in veterans may not work as well as medical experts once thought.
Veterans with PTSD may also be easily irritated, jumpy, or nervous, while being more demanding or protective at the same time. Intimacy issues are not uncommon with PTSD either. All of these responses can affect family and friends, who may feel hurt, dejected, angry, or sad, especially if they don’t recognize these patterns as being normal reactions to PTSD.
How common is PTSD? About 8% of all Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives, according to the Veterans Administration. Women (10.4%) are twice as likely as men (5%) to develop PTSD, and they represent a small portion of those who have experienced least one traumatic event; 60.7% of men and 51.2% of women reported at least one traumatic event.
News about Veterans and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
The United States has compensated military veterans for service-related injuries since the Revolutionary War, with the current indemnity model established near the end of World War I.The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began to provide disability benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the 1980s after the diagnosis had become part of official psychiatric nosology.