Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Military Families

Military Families

Many military families deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD at one time or another.  As defined by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, “Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after you have been through a trauma. A trauma is a shocking and scary event that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others’ lives are in danger. You may feel afraid or think that you have no control over what is happening”.

As FamilyAffaires.com Contributor, Dr. Dan Gottlieb explains,  not only the person who experiences the trauma first hand may be the only one to develop PTSD, there are cases where a family member or close person to the person who had the trauma may also develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

There are very specific symptoms in recognizing whether you or a loved one may have PTSD.  Listen and watch as FamilyAffaires.com Community Advocate, Roseann Vanella, speaks with Dr. Dan about this very real problem that exists in many military families.  Also understand that it may effect other families and individuals who have not been in the military.

Have you ever experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Share your story on our Forum and help our community understand more about this disorder.

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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