PTSD Rate Equal Among Returning Veterans Of Both Genders.

CNN (9/9, Dornin) reported on its website on Iraq War veterans and husband and wife Roberto and Amanda Melecio, both of whom have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suffer the effects together. The two met during the war. CNN says that “while studies show women in the general population are twice as likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress as men, the rates for returning veterans are about the same — 20% for both men and women.” Men and women do experience PTSD differently, with women more likely to “be more anxious and depressed” and men “more angry,” with “trouble controlling anger.” Treatment of both “is similar,” however.

Related Links:

— “Couple combats war, post traumatic stress disorder together, “Rusty Dornin, CNN, September 8, 2012.

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