The Military and PTSD

The Military and PTSD

For many military men and women, the actions of war may not be left on the battlefield. Rather, many military men and women may find themselves addressing symptoms of trauma related to their military experience, otherwise known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As a result for many returning military, the transition into military duty or civilian life may be a complicated process. Additionally, this transition may also influence the significant relationships of military men and women.

For this Discussion, consider how the presentation of PTSD for active duty military might be complicated by military experience. Using current literature, consider how PTSD may also affect significant relationships (e.g., family, spouse, and/or significant others).

With these thoughts in mind:

Post an explanation of how the presentation of PTSD for active duty military might be complicated by military experience. Then describe how PTSD might influence a military client’s transition into civilian life. Finally, explain how PTSD of military clients may affect their significant relationships. Give specific examples.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to current literature.

3-4 Paragraphs. APA Format. In-text Citations to Support Literature. Minimum of 2 Peer Reviewed References.

 
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