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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Where You Can Get Help

Posted By kim_messina 12:48pm GMT

On "Army Wives," Private Tim Truman (Jesse McCartney) is suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after his tour in Afghanistan.

PTSD is characterized as a severe anxiety disorder. According to the National Center for PTSD, experts think PTSD occurs in:
One in 10 of Gulf War veterans
11-20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan wars veterans
30 percent of Vietnam veterans

If you or anyone you know needs help with PTSD or is in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK. Press "1" for the Military Crisis Line.

For more information on PTSD and where you can get help and receive assistance, visit:
brainline.org
giveanhour.org
hopeforthewarriors.org
dixon.easterseals.com