For warriors coming home with psychological wounds, research indicates that some of the best ‘medicine’ can be smooth transition into a job.
The percentage of psychological injuries being seen among service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is surpassing that of previous conflicts in our nation’s history. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and major depression are described as the “signature injuries” of the current conflicts. Because of the hidden nature of these injuries they can be more difficult to treat and diagnose and may remain with the veterans for the rest of their lives. 1