Mental Health: Military

Understanding PTSD: Is it possible to see the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder before things get bad at home?

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Karen Cahn

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Understanding PTSD: Is it possible to see the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder before things get bad at home?

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Molly Steinberg

yes, as long as you are educated before your loved one is deployed.

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Susan Katz

Yes, it's possible but it's not as easy as any video makes it look.

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Julia Patt

Awareness improves and saves lives.

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Yael Averbuch

I am definitely someone who has a lot to learn about the wounds that service men and women have that we cannot see.

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Her Report

Yes! And these signs are often dismissed or understated and then go untreated. PTSD is very real. All things that trigger PTSD symptoms cannot be avoided, so we need information like this out there! Thanks so much for having this conversation.

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Emily Zanelli

I am not a veteran. I have had PTSD since I was 8. I can not imagine the hell they have to go through My demons are bad enough. I suffer from night terrors, depression, immense anxiety, and agoraphobia. My heart goes out to all of you. Much love, Em

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Bernadette Lewis

This is incredibly helpful information. So many mental health issues stemming from PTSD do not get addressed and go unrecognized. Great video!

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IAVA2015

There are subtle signs in someone who is struggling. But unfortunately PTSD manifests itself differently in each individual. Be aware during times of high stress in life, changes in a daily routine, and changes of the pace of day-to-day life -- for members of the military, especially post-deployment and during military separation.

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Nana Nancy

Families need as much therapy as the patient to assist With The healing and understanding of the machinations of PTSD.

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Jashita Baret

I think it's possible to know the signs before your loved one is deployed but you need to be really schooled up on this stuff. Some of the signs can be really hard to detect.

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Molly Steinberg

this video is really helpful but in the heat of the moment, it's hard to know what's going on. I hope a lot of people see this video.

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Maggie O

it's possible but it sounds really freakin' hard. good video.

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Kate Anderson

I think this video is so informative about knowing the signs of PTSD before they get too bad.

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Karen Cahn

Thanks to professional therapists like Kim Ahearn Young from the IAVA yes it is possible to detect signs and symptoms before things get bad at home. I recommend that every family watch this video before their loved one deploys so they know what to look out for when they return.

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