Combat stress is a normal reaction to a combative environment; it can result in fatigue, loss of concentration, or a decreased reaction time. PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can develop after someone is exposed to a traumatic environment.
Some problems that are associated with combat stress & trauma include aggressive behavior, alcohol/drug use, depression and suicidal ideation.
Important things to know about combat stress:
- You are not alone.
- This is not about weakness.
- You deserve to heal and recover from the emotional wounds of combat, just as much as physical healing.
- Help is available.
Here at Madrigal, we are committed to addressing issues related to PTSD and combat stress in a holistic manner.
*This information was adapted from the Wounded Warrior Project. Click here to learn more information.*