In one major study of 60,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, 13.5% of deployed and nondeployed veterans screened positive for PTSD, while other studies show the rate to be as high as 20% to 30%. For Army veteran John Canfield, it took years for him to realize that he was struggling with PTSD.
The most common symptoms that John has were constantly on guard, difficulty to sleep, angry, emotionally cut off from others, etc.
“It’s really a difficult struggle to have that sort of confusion and chaos going on in your civilian world when you’re supposed to be safe and away from the combat environment that caused your PTSD.”
Bri Malaska |NBC24