PTSD knows no barriers, it is not confined to Veterans, although many believe otherwise. Anyone can suffer from PTSD, symptoms are often similar to those faced by combat Veterans. – PTSD United Staff
Everyday people can experience PTSD nightmare
Karin Thompson, PhD, is director of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic Program at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. The VA has had programs to treat veterans suffering from PTSD since 1988, a disorder recognized in the early 1980s. But PTSD is not confined to the battlefield.