Sadly, PTSD AND ANGER is not an uncommon issue in our society, especially when it comes to the brave men and women who serve in our military. Thousands of returning soldiers grapple with this issue, and the effects of PTSD AND ANGER can be incredibly damaging especially if left untreated. In 2011, more than 160 soldiers committed suicide, and it has been confirmed by the Army that there have been more than 60 suicides this year.

However, military personnel aren’t the only ones at risk of this disorder. Post-traumatic and anger can occur following any traumatic event whether it’s an assault or a car accident. Treating the disorder can be very tricky, particularly because symptoms can differ widely.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of PTSD AND ANGER can include: nightmares; flashbacks; feelings of tension such as being on edge and jumpy; feelings of numbness or lack of emotion; depression; guilt; anxiety; difficulty sleeping; fits of uncontrolled anger.

PTSD AND ANGER Post-traumatic stress disorder also can result in alcohol or drug abuse, which only further exacerbates the problem and can muddy the waters when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. Post-traumatic and anger an be very hard on the loved ones of the suffering individual. If your partner has PTSD AND ANGER, it can be difficult to know what to do or how to help, especially if he or she seems resistant to even discussing the issue.

There are several ways you can help to support your partner during this difficult time. First, encourage your partner to talk to a therapist or use resources geared toward their needs (for example, the Veterans Administra will be a good tool for returning vets, while victims of sexual assault or rape could turn to a resource such as for help). Second, try to find out ways you can help your partner cope. For example, if you know that your partner is triggered by loud noises, you can avoid events where there might be blaring music, fireworks, loud car engines, etc.