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The Source: PTSD And Coming Back From War

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Why do some American combat veterans suffers from the effects of Post Tramatic Stress Disorder - and others do not?

Why do other societies in the world - which are similar to ours - have much lower rates of PTSD in their veterans?

Why are these most recent wars - Iraq and Afghanistan causing PTSD at much higher rates than we've seen before.

These are important questions - and may not just deal with the issues of the military but our entire society.

Best selling author - journalist - anthropologist Sebastian Junger asks these questions in his latest book"
"Tribe - on homecoming and belonging"

Guest:
 

  • Sebastian Junger, bestselling author of "The Perfect Storm" and "War." His new book "Tribe" looks at the complicated relationship between coming home and developing PTSD. 
David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi