The Daily Telegraph – Living with PTSD: wives’ and partners’ stories

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

6th April 2014 – The Daily Telegraph – Living with PTSD: wives’ and partners’ stories

PTSD’s symptoms range from nightmares and hallucinations to anxiety and the inability to control emotions, and is often accompanied by alcoholism and substance abuse. According to American statistics, one in five veterans of the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars suffer from PTSD

Delayed-onset PTSD is not uncommon, explains Professor Gordon Turnbull of Nightingale Hospital in London, a leading specialist in PTSD. “The condition can develop over many years, via depression, behavioural changes and alcohol abuse,” he says. “For this reason we have a duty to veterans well beyond their discharge from the forces.”

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