A Guide to PTSD: Soldiers
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): one of the causes is military combat or combat exposure, which naturally, happens to soldiers, both men and women. In this guide, we will be exploring how soldiers, people who face the most stressful situations on a routine basis, will be affected with PTSD.
Disclaimer: I am not an expert in PTSD, and the diagnosis of mental disorders (MD) like these has been widely debated and updated by practitioners, experts and even people with the disorders themselves. All information has been found on the internet and credible sources are located at the bottom.
A British soldier with a Bren gun in the ruins of Monte Cassino; Italy - 1944
Members of the British Army in Italy in April 1944.
Clockwise from top left: Sgt. A.G. Williams, Gunner J.D. Thomas, Aircraftman Jim Birkett, and Pvt. W.A. Bowen (who is cooking potatoes.) Teamwork at its finest!
British and American troops in Italy. The Americans advanced north from the Gustav line and the Brits were from Anzio, just south of Rome. How excited do they all look?!
Photo #: USA C-175 (Color)
Landing U.S. Army toops on an Italian beach, via a causeway.
This view may have been taken during the Salerno landings, circa September 1943.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.