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PTSD in the Military – Know the Symptoms

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PTSD in the Military

PTSD in the Military

PTSD in the military is a problem that every soldier, sailor, airman, and marine should know about. The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) include both physical and psychological problems.

Most news articles discuss PTSD in accounts of veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other military theaters in the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Active-duty personnel can also suffer from PTSD, however, and repeated combat experience may cause psychological and physical problems that can’t be ignored.

The psychological symptoms of PTSD include anxiety, depression, flashbacks and problems with cognition, and substance abuse. All of these mental health issues can also lead to medical conditions such as high blood pressure, physical injuries, and insomnia in veterans.

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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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