Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The drawdown of troops from Afghanistan is supposed to mark the beginning of the end of America’s ten-year war in the Gulf, but returning veterans will be fighting battles for years to come.
Unemployment rates in the US are high for non-veterans, but they’re even higher for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
For thousands of soldiers, a new battle will begin: to adjust here at home. Not all will succeed, and the most vulnerable may end up on the street.
A growing number of doctors are turning to pocket-sized technology to help vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with physical and psychological wounds.
Now a new type of canine therapy and aid has emerged where dogs are helping to heal war veterans suffering from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
We know that cigarette smoking is related to stress. But a new study out of the University of Seattle and the VA Hospital took a look at post traumatic stress disorder in veterans and how it relates to cigarette smoking.