January 19, 2013

Is PTSD Contagious?

Mac McClelland, Mother Jones


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Brannan Vines has never been to war. But she's got a warrior's skills: hyperawareness, hypervigilance, adrenaline-sharp quick-scanning for danger, for triggers. Super stimuli-sensitive. Skills on the battlefield, crazy-person behavior in a drug store, where she was recently standing behind a sweet old lady counting out change when she suddenly became so furious her ears literally started ringing.

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TAGGED: War, Psychiatry, Iraq, PTSD

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