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San Antonio Seeks To Be National Destination For PTSD Treatment

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Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect survivors not only of combat experience, but also terrorist attacks, natural disasters, serious accidents, assault or abuse, or even sudden and major emotional losses.

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects an estimated 7.7 million American adults in a given year, yet this illness is largely underserved by the medical community. Many people afflicted with PTSD do not or cannot seek treatment.

State Representative Roland Gutierrez has filed legislation proposing the creation of a National Center for Warrior Resiliency to treat veterans and civilians from across the country. 

The vision is to increase overall funding for research, clinician training and clinical services for both veterans and civilians, making "Military City U.S.A." the national destination for PTSD treatment.

Guests: 

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"The Source" host David Martin Davies with guests Dr. Alan Peterson and Colonel Chetan Kharod.

Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.