7 Unique Ways These War Heroes Positively Overcome Their PTSD
PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder affects about 7.7 million American adults. Typically, members of the military who are exposed to war/combat are at the highest risk of developing PTSD.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that PTSD afflicts:
- Almost 31 percent of Vietnam veterans
- As many as 10 percent of Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans
- 11 percent of veterans of the war in Afghanistan
- 20 percent of Iraqi war veterans