Posted by Aston Avery

Help our veterans this March

A third of us still don’t understand what post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is and its symptoms, according to new research from veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress.

The research found just 60% of us were able to identify that having panic attacks was a symptom associated with the disorder. Sadly, 11% could not identify any PTSD symptoms.

The NHS describes PTSD as an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks and may experience feelings of isolation.

Aston spoke to Robert Marsh, director of fundraising at Combat Stress.

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