PTSD

From Texas Standard:

The first few days of the school year are an anxious time for most kids. But there’s a group whose levels of stress and anxiety are so high that they can only be compared to those who have experienced trauma.

Silvia Zuvieta Rodriguez is one of them.

“Since I was little I always had anxiety when it came to my parents not coming home at a certain time,” she says.

Stephanie Howard

Filmed over five years, THE WEIGHT OF HONOR follows the lives of the caregivers of veterans who have been catastrophically wounded in America’s longest war. Their lives are transformed overnight to 24/7 caregivers tasked with caring for their war-wounded. The film reveals the family dynamics, their relationships before the wounds of war, and the uncertainties that lie ahead.  

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Post-traumatic stress disorder affects an estimated 7.7 million American adults in a given year, yet this illness is largely underserved by the medical community. Many people afflicted with PTSD do not or cannot seek treatment.

There's growing evidence that a physical injury to the brain can make people susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Maximilian Uriarte

Hollywood, understandably, has a way of focusing on the drama of war. But War Zones aren't always pulse-pounders and hair-raising hellscapes. 

Sometimes war zones are paperwork and long walks with heavy packs. Sometimes the stories most worth paying attention to are the ones after the fire fight.

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