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Psycho-Social Issues of Returning Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 14, Issue 7,  2016, pp.475-484
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2016.14.7.475
 Title & Authors
Psycho-Social Issues of Returning Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Jeon, Mookyong;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this article is to investigate how returning veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develop psycho-social issues and describe how helping professionals can assist them with re-adapting to the community. Based on a literature review, the author explores the causes of psycho-social issues of returning veterans with PTSD, reviews various ways of helping, and proposes critical factors that helping professionals should be aware of when intervening in psycho-social issues of returning veterans with PTSD. It is found that psycho-social issues of returning veterans with PTSD are closely related to their distrust and aversion to authorities. Group therapy can be used as a viable intervention for alleviating PTSD symptoms and derived psycho-social issues in terms that veterans with PTSD tend to more open with other group members who can share and understand unique experiences.
 Keywords
PTSD;Psycho-social issue;Veteran;Distrust;Group therapy;
 Language
English
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