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"Shock of War, Trauma of Peace: Why the Specter of War Haunts Veterans' Lives"

According to the National Institute for Mental Health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is "an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened." It is one of the greatest challenges faced by returning veterans of war. Terms that have been used to label it include "shell shock," "going Asiatic," and "battle fatigue," but by any name PTSD has been fodder for those who vilify veterans, spouses, and families who struggle daily with the physical and emotional fallout of PTSD, there is hope.

Drawing on new physiological research and interviews with World War II veterans, psychologist Michael Ryan and Psychotherapist Carolyn Carino speak on the importance of science-based treatments for PTSD and family support for people with PTSD. Jim Hodges, who has dealt with his Vietnam combat experience for the last 40 years, provides a veteran's perspective.

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"Shock of War, Trauma of Peace: Why the Specter of War Haunts Veterans' Lives"

According to the National Institute for Mental Health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is "an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened." It is one of the greatest challenges faced by returning veterans of war. Terms that have been used to label it include "shell shock," "going Asiatic," and "battle fatigue," but by any name PTSD has been fodder for those who vilify veterans, spouses, and families who struggle daily with the physical and emotional fallout of PTSD, there is hope.

Drawing on new physiological research and interviews with World War II veterans, psychologist Michael Ryan and Psychotherapist Carolyn Carino speak on the importance of science-based treatments for PTSD and family support for people with PTSD. Jim Hodges, who has dealt with his Vietnam combat experience for the last 40 years, provides a veteran's perspective.

    Introduction

    Introduction

    Hauenstein Center

    • 10 min
    PTSD and Veterans of the Second World War

    PTSD and Veterans of the Second World War

    Carolyn H. Carino

    • 33 min
    The Physiology of PTSD

    The Physiology of PTSD

    Michael Ryan

    • 23 min
    Returning from Vietnam

    Returning from Vietnam

    Jim Hodges

    • 38 min
    Getting Help

    Getting Help

    Michael Ryan & Carolyn Carino

    • 19 min
    Michael Ryan Interview

    Michael Ryan Interview

    Michael Ryan

    • 26 min

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This has helped me.

I have begun to understand some of my symptoms much better after listening to this podcast. I better understand why I’m experiencing these things even though I didn’t see heavy combat. My combat tour, in my opinion, just wasn’t that serious. So why was I having these symptoms? I felt guilty that so many other troops were so badly wounded, inside and out. But I now understand that the severity of the of the tour doesn’t necessarily determine whether you become inflicted by this terrible disorder.

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