January 19, 2013
Is PTSD Contagious?
Mac McClelland, Mother Jones
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.
TAGGED: war, psychiatry, Iraq, PTSD