Year: 2010 Source: Health Affairs, v.29, no.7, (July 2010), p.1407-1410 SIEC No: 20100491

An American military veteran describes his experience with posttraumatic stress disorder in this article. He discusses a near suicide attempt – averted only by a timely phone call from his wife, his reluctance to seek help as it could have negative effects on his security clearance, & his improvement once he finally did request & receive counselling & medications. The article concludes with suggestions for improving care for service men & women.