Over 200,000 Veterans Found to Suffer from PSTD

Over 200,000 Veterans Found to Suffer from PSTD

According to a research brought forward by the Wisconsin-Madison, some 200,000 veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) and about 18 of them commit suicide every day.

People suffering from this disorder are brave soldiers who fought for the country. Therefore, it becomes critical to discuss the problem in order to help them in dealing with the same. It has been learnt that these people are facing stigma which is making them avoid taking any help.

This is reason that many of them are committing suicides. It has been found that in army, suicide is emerging as the leading cause of deaths and surprisingly, the number is even higher than those who are killed in battles.

It is said that all the methods to avoid the suffering should be brought into attention and should be discussed widely. National Centre for PSTD Home, which is the leading research and education centers on the topic, is providing a lot of information relating to the disease. Other such sources of help are Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT), Samueli Institute and Project Welcome Home Troops.

PSTD is an anxiety disorder which can occur after someone experiences a traumatic event that involves a threat of injury or death. It can occur at any age and is characterized by a number of emotional disorders and thinking difficulties.


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