22 Aug '13, 3am

A look at coping with #PTSD while deployed - - #vets #health #military

A look at coping with #PTSD while deployed - - #vets #health #military

But a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder is not a barrier to being redeployed. Not when the Army needs its most experienced soldiers to wrap up the war. Instead, the Army is trying to answer a new question: Who is resilient enough to return to Afghanistan, in spite of the demons they are still fighting? As the Army has knowingly redeployed soldiers with symptoms of PTSD — and learned of the remarkable coping skills of some — it is now regularly embedding psychologists with units in the field. They are treating men and women recovering from 12 years of relentless combat, even as the soldiers continue to fight. On FOB Arian, there is the young sergeant whose previous tour in Afghanistan — a relentless blur of firefights and rocket attacks — has left him unable to sleep. There is the officer who returned home from Iraq and screamed in nightmares for his men to take c...

Full article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-afghanistan-redepl...

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