PTSD: A National Health Crisis

Studies show that one in every five troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Joyce and Mike speak with Michelle Bellon about her new novel, “The Complexity of a Soldier,” in which she depicts a soldier going through (PTSD).
Successfully integrating a soldier back into civilian life requires evaluation and psychological counseling and support, both for the soldier and for his or her family. Similarly, people with repeated medical crises are also at risk for PTSD.