The Effect Of PTSD On Military Families

I read a very interesting article regarding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the military. Of the two million Americans that have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, researchers estimate that as many as 300,000 service members may meet the criteria for PTSD and between 200,000 and 300,000 have suffered a TBI from mild to severe.  Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress.  Another non-profit estimates a third of veterans likely have TBI, PTSD or depression, which puts the overall number at 600,000.  Rand.org.  The article focused not only on the veteran, but how the family and extended family is affected.  Most of us don’t think about how these conflicts affect spouses, children, siblings and even parents, or how far reaching the impact is.  See here for the full CNN article.