PTSD in Soldiers – Know the Signs

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PTSD in Soliders

PTSD in Soliders

PTSD in soldiers and veterans may not show up for months or even years after a traumatic combat experience or terrorist attack. Know the physical and emotional signs so that you or your fellow soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen can get the help they need.

The physical signs of PTSD include chest pain, diarrhea and intestinal distress, insomnia or nightmares, twitching or muscle tremors, profuse sweating, and a pounding heart. The emotional signs of PTSD run the range of feelings from agitation and apprehension to anger, fear, denial, and depression.

So how can you tell if you’re suffering from PTSD or just feeling stressed out after returning home and adjusting to civilian life with its mortgage payments and unpaid bills? Look for PTSD signs, ask yourself if they seem like PTSD symptoms, and seek the advice of a professional therapist.

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Christopher "Patches" Norton is a Retired 20 year United States Air Force Master Sergeant. Chris also served 5.5 years as the Lead Loadmaster on the Super Guppy Transport at NASA Johnson Space Center. Chris was Disability Retired from NASA in 2012 following an injury on a Super Guppy mission. As a Veteran, Chris turned to the Veterans Administration medical system for assistance and this is where this story really begins. What Chris seen at the Houston, TX VA Hospital left him with an urgent feeling and need to give back. But just as the Bible says, it's better to teach a man to fish than give him one. Chris searched and found the Empower Network and saw how he could bring help to 100's, 1000's and even tens of 1,000's in a powerful way. Although all of us have different challenges, Chris saw believes the Empower Network WILL work for anyone... and CLICKING RIGHT HERE is how it starts!!!

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