Sunday, June 27, 2010

National PTSD Awareness Day Arrives

30 Years in the Making, National PTSD Awareness Day Arrives

June 27, 2010 This past week, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution submitted by Sen. Kent Conrad [D-ND] marking today, June 27, as National PTSD Awareness Day. Boy, have we come a long way.

It's been three decades since post-traumatic stress disorder was first listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III). Since then, the study of trauma has taken off, reflected in academic publications such as the Journal of Traumatic Stress.

In February, in fact, JTS devoted an entire issue specifically to combat PTSD as it has affected veterans and military families embroiled in our current wars in the Middle East.

A few stats from the issue's editorial [pdf]: Continued with Backlinks and Video's

Related reading

* Military Times: Living with PTSD

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