Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

On Wednesday, April 2, the Fort Hood Army base in Texas was rocked by a shooting that left four dead and 16 wounded. Since then, military officials revealed that the alleged shooter, Ivan Lopez, was being assessed for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) — a mental illness that has become associated with veterans of war.

Natchaug Hospital’s Lisa Harrison, APRN, discusses what PTSD is, who is affected by it, the signs and symptoms and treatment options.

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