(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins)

  1. Headaches
  2. Stomach problems
  3. Changes in breathing patterns (i.e. shortness of breath)
  4. Lack of energy OR
  5. Sometimes being very active and over-energetic
  6. Sleep problems
  7. Feeling of emotional pain that you have never felt before
  8. Anxiety problems
  9. Hypersensitivity
  10. Hypervigilance (always on alert)

PTSD symptoms usually do not begin to surface until 3-6 months after the deployed soldier returns home.

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