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PTSD

Experiencing a traumatic event, whether on or off the battlefield, can sometimes lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is often associated with combat, but it can also be the result of traumatic incidents like mass shootings, car accidents, sexual assaults or natural disasters.

Though everyone experiences PTSD differently, common symptoms can include trouble sleeping, flashbacks and irritability. Treatment is available, and a health care provider can help you manage your symptoms. Getting help will keep you mission ready, set you up for career success and ensure you are there for those who need you most. Use the following resource to learn more about PTSD and related concerns.

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