Invisible Wounds at Home: Symptoms of PTSD

“Invisible Wounds at Home: Symptoms of PTSD” gives an overview of the symptoms of an invisible wound of war, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The goal of this short course is to educate family members and caregivers about Veterans who may be suffering from PTSD and to be aware of your loved one’s symptoms.

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Presented by Dr. Ted Bonar, Psy.D., “Invisible Wounds at Home: Symptoms of PTSD” is intended for the family members of those who have served in uniform. It is the second in a series of three courses: “What is PTSD” and “How to Help a Family Member with PTSD.” It covers criteria for PTSD, including various traumas. Knowing the symptoms of these traumas will help you understand how your loved one might be suffering. We discuss each symptom such as intrusion, avoidance, reactivity, and changes in thoughts and feelings.

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    Jeff Wishneski November 6, 2017 at 6:41 am


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    barronpatty November 6, 2017 at 11:37 am

    The course was very good. It offered great insight into the symptoms of PTSD without being too complicated.

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    Alyssa Minton November 9, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    PTSD Symptoms is a very helpful course. I learned a lot!

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    K. David "Doc" Kenser November 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    PTSD Symptom course gave a very concise overview of what many vets are dealing with.

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    Stephen Armiger November 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Changing your view of the world. Beyond serving in the military, I was abused by a priest. I joined the Navy Reserves at 17 in my junior year of high school. 1965. I never expected to go to college, but my mother insisted I apply. To my surprise, I was accepted. For some reason, I did not have to drill while in college. During those years, Dr. King was assassinated. Bobby Kennedy was assassinated. Hugh Lawrence, Larry Coburn and Glenn Andreotti stopped the ongoing my Lai massacre. Four students were shot at Kent State. I went to Washington D.C. and protested the war with some trepidation. Upon completion of college, I got my orders for active duty. Now I had lost respect for the Catholic church and for our government. It took me 20 to 25 years before I began to become proud of my service. I know many Vietnam era vets who felt-still feel-the same way.

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    Marcia Summers November 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    This course was very informative. Stephen thanks for your comments and sharing your experience!

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    Sherry November 15, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Very useful information.

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    Glenna Minard December 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Glenna: Course informative helps understand somethings about PTSD.

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    Daryl December 8, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Very nicely done. Short, to the point, but very important information is given in 10 minutes time. Ideal for busy and possibly desperate friends and family in need of information NOW!

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    Deneen Davis December 18, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    PTSD Symptom course gave a very concise overview of what many vets are dealing with.

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    Sara Saucedo December 27, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Informative, short and to the point.

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    Ann Gibson December 27, 2017 at 10:49 am

    what a great way to understand what PTSD is compiled of. these are things that most people don’t think about

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    Jodie Wilson January 4, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Love the good information and the concise presentation!

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    Nikole Klein January 5, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    This course was very helpful in my understanding of PTSD and how the brain and body work. I will definitely use this knowledge to help my Veteran.

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    Ingrid Lopez May 2, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Very Informative!!!!

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    Tami Renee Cole May 23, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    very good information

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    Tami Renee Cole May 23, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    excellent information

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    CARE4LIFE August 21, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    I am thankful for been able to refresh my knowledge. Very helpful

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    Michelle August 25, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Very informative course!

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    Nicole Williams October 11, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Good information, thank you!!

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