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Post-Military PTSD Symptoms – Flashbacks and Bad Memories

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PTSD Flashbacks

Post-military PTSD Flashbacks

Veterans with PTSD have more than just bad memories or nightmares. Most post-military personnel experience stress-related reactions after combat, but not everyone who’s served in a military theater has or gets PTSD.

Feeling like you’re reliving a stressful experience over and over again is called a flashback. Some veteran sufferers experience these intrusive memories for a few minutes. Others have flashbacks for days at a time. Either way, PTSD symptoms disrupt your life.

So how do veterans know if what they’re experiencing is post-traumatic stress disorder? According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), PTSD symptoms like  flashbacks and bad memories generally last longer than 4 weeks, cause significant distress, and interfere with work and family life.

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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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