Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
I know I say I'm passionate about many things, but PTSD is something that is very personal to me. I won't share my personal experiences with people who have PTSD here, but I was glad to see that PTSD is being highlighted at the blog of Wes Clark's PAC, Securing America. The is post is worth a read:
[N]early 150,000 [veterans] have filed disability claims; over 100,000 of which have been granted, with another 30,000+ claims pending review. It is estimated that between 500 and 1,000 OEF/OIF vets are already homeless. Many have multiple deployments under their belts. For now, at least 38,000 returning troops carry invisible marks on their souls of one degree or another and are being treated by the Veterans Administration for psychological injuries once labeled nostalgia, shell shock or combat fatigue. Today we call it post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.