PTSD: A Marine Corps Veteran's Battle and Victory

November 10, 2014 7:20 PM

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"We are on the cusp of a wave of PTSD," says Dr. Sandro Galea after presenting a 300-page Congress-sanctioned report earlier this year suggesting the Pentagon and VA are unprepared for the impending wave of post traumatic stress disorder among troops.

Indeed, nobody is immune to trauma -- roughly half of the U.S. population will experience at least one significant traumatic experience in life. Whether it's physical or sexual assault, witnessing death, or natural disasters, that pain can develop into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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