As one study notes, "Studies of police officers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are relatively rare" (Green, 2004, p.1).
The present study is intended as a contribution towards filling this gap in research.
To treat this, vets can get drugs to help with PTSD, but there are many downsides.
“Mental health experts say the military's prescription drug problem is exacerbated by a U. Central Command that dates to October 2001 and provides deploying troops with up to a 180-day supply of prescription drugs under its Central Nervous System formulary.” Many of the drugs prescribed to veterans can be helpful forms of treatment, but the physical strain it puts on their minds and bodies can be even more damaging.
This is not exactly a personal essay, but more of an informative one because the topic is very serious and is a reality for many people, especially veterans who face war and combat everyday.
I also wanted anyone who reads this to empathize and understand that over a quarter-million Vietnam War vets still have PTSD, so it is something that more people should be aware people in the U.
When veterans come back from war, they can also struggle with substance abuse, anger issues, isolation, and more.
The topic of treatment for vets with PTSD is a somewhat controversial one since treatment options can vary from therapy and psychotropic drugs, to alternatives like marijuana, but since that is still federally illegal, it is hard to bring to light.
Post traumatic stress disorder is understood as a response to traumatic stress, such as having to kill someone in the line of duty.
Another area of concern that emerges from the literature is that there is a relative paucity of research and data on this serious issue.