PTSD and Depression: Our Hurting Vets and Their Hurting Wives

Even though 48 to 55 percent of people with PTSD also have depression, little is known about why the two disorders are so closely related and how they change over time. If you’re married to a veteran with PTSD and depression, this is the last thing you want to hear. You want answers. You wantContinue reading “PTSD and Depression: Our Hurting Vets and Their Hurting Wives”

Flashbacks in Veterans and How They Impact Spouses

His eyes turned black like fear. I didn’t want to get too close. Every once in a while, he seemed startled to see me beside him, as if he weren’t sure who I was or what I meant to do to him. That night, he cried. He raged. He watched his friends die in hisContinue reading “Flashbacks in Veterans and How They Impact Spouses”

Veterans’ PTSD and Domestic Violence: Post-War Casualties

Extensive research shows that veterans’ PTSD and domestic violence often go hand-in-hand to terrorize families already desperately trying to survive. Whether they’re perpetrators or victims, war veterans with PTSD experience significantly more violence in their homes than civilians who don’t have PTSD.

PTSD and Alcoholism: Making a Bad Situation Even Worse

One of the most common ways that combat veterans cope with their PTSD is by drinking alcohol. A lot of alcohol. In fact, one-third of veterans currently treated for PTSD also struggle with alcoholism, and those are only the ones getting help. So, if your soldier suffers from a drinking problem, know that you’re definitelyContinue reading “PTSD and Alcoholism: Making a Bad Situation Even Worse”

How Someone Else’s PTSD Can Change Us

Many people don’t understand the impact of PTSD on the spouse. even though it can be devastating. In fact, veterans’ spouses can actually develop symptoms of PTSD, and oftentimes don’t know where to turn. They suffer in silence while dressing someone else’s wounds. But how exactly can someone else’s PTSD change a person?