The Importance of Treating PTSD Victims and their Families


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The Importance of Treating PTSD Victims and their Families
Letter to Health Professional
Dear Dr. Lesleigh Franklin
Many veterans returning home suffer from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of combat related experiences. And for many victims of PTSD, the road to recovery is fraught with challenges and uncertainty. Too many veterans, in fact, never fully recover from PTSD. And this makes life more painful and difficult than any veteran deserves.
As a family therapist working with PTSD victims, I am sure that you understand and share my concern that PTSD does not just affect individuals. It also affects those who share the lives of the traumatized person whether that trauma is recent or in the distant past (Catherall, 2004,...
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.....erans and make their collective voice heard in Washington. I am aware of your political connections and experience in these types of matters. And would greatly appreciate hearing from you in terms of your interest in helping organize and lead a ground movement.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to your written reply.
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Effects of PTSD on Family. (2010). National Center for PTSD.
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Helping to heal the physical and psychological wounds of war.
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