PTSD: Fearful Odds
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 153 , Segment 1
Episode: PTSD, Religion in the ICU, New Dietary Guidelines, Satellites
- Oct 6, 2015 9:00 pm
- 22:03 mins
Guest: Chuck Newhall, Vietnam Veteran and Author of “Fearful Odds: A Memoir of Vietnam and Its Aftermath” Doctors during the Civil War-Era called PTSD soldier’s heart or nostalgia. By World War I, it was referred to as shell shock. Soldiers back from Vietnam were the first combat veterans to get the official diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. More than 20-percent of veterans returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan are estimated to have mental health conditions including PTSD, anxiety disorder or depression.