DISABLED WAR HEROES, TRUE HEROES OR NOT?
Since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom that began in March 20 2003, the United States government has been struggling with the social and public health crisis among U.S Veterans, which is destroying the balance between social harmony and global endeavor.
One of the major concerns in the military health society is the result from the evaluations made immediately on return from deployment that show significant mental health problems. Thousands of troops are returning wounded and psychologically traumatized from the experiences in the Iraq war, increasing the rates of drug addiction, homelessness, suicides, divorces and divorces..
Before going to Iraq, military troops were young and healthy men and women. Some were new parents, were recently married, or were going to marry after the deployment; some were dating someone, or were planning to go to school to get their bachelor degree. Losing a limb will affect all of these plans for the rest of their life. Support from family and friends will help them get through this new life changing event.
An additional subject of preoccupation is the number of armed forces members who become amputees, missing one of their hands, feet, arms or legs, results not only in a physical incapacity, but also other psychological, emotional, cognitive, and physical problems. This is the one of the most devastating experiences for a human being to go through, and has several consequences for their lives, not only as a person, but if they also have to struggle with a divorce because of this new physical condition.
The most common diagnosis associated to veterans is the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), defined as an “anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened” (Henry 1).
The history of PTSD date back to the early 1800's where military doctors began diagnosing soldiers with "exhaustion"...