Greensboro, NC -- The aftermath wounded soldiers often experience can cause drastic and often delayed trauma related symptoms.
The visible injuries of all wars are much easier to perceive, but the hidden wounds of the heart and soul are often more difficult to diagnose and harder to heal.
Whether wounded in the flesh or elsewhere, a significant percentage of veterans suffer from Problems of Adjustment, Family Conflict, Post Traumatic Disorders (PTSD), and/or Substance Dependence or Abuse.
They are often a festering, emotional abscess, which quietly afflicts many. The majority of those affected are combat veterans who have been exposed to a traumatic event or the sustained traumas which result in PTSD that often occurs years after the original trauma.
Symptoms of PTSD include re-experiencing the trauma through nightmares, obsessive thoughts and flashbacks (feeling as if you are actually in the traumatic situation again).
People might experience an increased anxiety which causes one to have a heightened startle response (very jumpy and/or startle easy by noises).
Not all veterans find the help that they need to deal with what they saw experienced or what was done to them during the war.
Some vets don't have the necessary supportive friends or family. Some can't find help within the military or the Veterans Administration, or have lost all trust in the government. Many are told to just "deal with it," or are ridiculed for complaining. They just suffer and die in silence and solitude.
Returning men and women who have experienced such trauma should seek counseling as soon as possible so that they will develop coping skills. Many veterans find that speaking to a counselor about their war-time experiences can help them better deal with those memories.
For More information, contact Jill White-Huffman at 336-8555-1860.