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

  1. Mood swings
  2. Memory problems
  3. Addiction/Self Medication
  4. Loss of personal hygiene/housekeeping
  5. Risk taking behavior
  6. Isolation
  7. Depression (thinking “what’s the point”)
  8. Paranoid thoughts

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

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