Soldiers and PTSD: Tuesday, March 17

March 14, 2009 admin

Well over one million American troops have fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. While many troops have given the ultimate sacrifice, many more soldiers may be closet casualties of the war; suffering from nightmares, flashbacks, aggression, and alienation from loved ones. They may not even be able to hold down a job. (See description of PTSD )

Our HealthyPlace TV Show, this coming Tuesday, March 17 is titled: "Soldiers and the Hidden Battle, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder."

The Psychological Casualties of War

While post-battlefield stress was first described in the 8th century, our modern description and understanding did not develop until the 1970's. Post traumatic stress disorder can affect anyone who has suffered a trauma, from rape to war.

With our troops having faced extended tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a lot of focus has been given to the physical injuries our troops experienced. What about the injuries that cannot be seen on an x-ray? We intend to help shed light on some of the debilitating psychological effects, mainly PTSD, war can leave on our soldiers long after all other wounds have healed.

Also, make sure you read Dr. Harry Croft's blog post describing PTSD . Having evaluated over 4,000 veterans for PTSD, Dr. Croft has a unique and educated viewpoint on the disorder.

I am looking forward to your participation in our next live show - Tuesday, March 17th at 7:30p CT, 8:30 ET, and 5:30 PT. If you have been affected by PTSD in any way, we want to hear your story. Make a video, write a story, but whatever you do, be heard. Upload your videos to youtube, and send me an email, producer AT . We will be playing these videos during the live show. Details on how the HealthyPlace TV Show works can be found here.

During the second half of the show, you'll have an opportunity to ask Medical Director and Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Dr. Harry Croft, your personal mental health questions.

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