PTSD Symptoms in Veterans for Post-Military and Families

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PTSD in Veterans

Post-Military PTSD

Veterans may experience the first symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) right after a combat experience or terrorist attack, or several months later.  Sometimes, however, post-military PTSD symptoms in soldiers don’t appear until years later.

According to the Mayo Clinic, there are three categories of post-military PTSD symptoms: re-experiencing, avoidance, and hyperarousal. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) uses a different system for the military and divides PTSD symptoms into reliving the event, avoiding situations that remind you of the event, and feeling number, and feeling keyed up.

No matter how you slice the symptoms, post-traumatic stress disorder can you disrupt your thoughts, your emotions, and your life.  Are you a veteran with PTSD? Are you getting help from the VA?

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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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