The Rarely-Discussed Challenge Veterans Face After Returning Home From Combat

April 14, 2015 12:25 PM

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Memories of the traumatic event may resurface at any time, including during bad dreams or nightmares, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Those memories may elicit feelings of actually reliving the event over and over again, as if it were really happening. For some people with PTSD, flashbacks include physical symptoms, like sweating or an elevated heart rate, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

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