Impact of PTSD in Vietnam War Veterans

Incidence of PTSD in Vietnam Veterans

Approximately 30% of men and 27% of women had PTSD at some point in their life following Vietnam. Veterans who continued to have PTSD 14 years after their first interview were found to have considerably more psychological and social problems.

PTSD’s Role in Other Conditions 

  1. PTSD and substance abuse
  2. Connection between PTSD and pain
  3. PTSD and depression
  4. PTSD and heart disease

Physical Health and PTSD

  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cronic pain
  • Diabetes

By: Matthew Tull, PhD. | Verywell mind

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