Understanding PTSD Among Veterans

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition prevalent in individuals who have undergone traumatic experiences. This condition, affecting approximately 7% of Americans, is a natural response to events like sexual abuse, physical assault, violence, or serious accidents.

While around eight million adults grapple with PTSD, one specific group faces a heightened impact — American veterans. Exposed to injuries, death, and life-threatening situations in both wartime and noncombat scenarios, veterans often carry the burden of PTSD throughout their lives. The intensity of trauma in military experiences contributes to the lasting effects of this disorder. For in-depth statistics, symptoms, and additional information on PTSD, refer to our comprehensive resource.

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