'It’s very heartbreaking for the soldiers,' says UCLA Health psychiatrist Bruce Kagan who leads an outpatient PTSD clinic for the Veterans Administration
“When I lost my arm, I felt like I lost my identity,” admits 46-year-old Darius Johnson, who was an infantryman and squad leader in the United States Army. “My first sergeant stepped on an IED, detonated it and took my arm in 2011. After that, I went straight into work [...]
When it comes to helping a veteran with PTSD, families too often tend to focus the majority of their physical, emotional and mental resources into taking care of that person, inadvertently creating an imbalance that can both constrain the veteran’s healing and further stress the family.
By • June 13, 2019