Trauma, or PTSD, is usually viewed as something that only affects the person who experienced the trauma. This is simply not true. Trauma can not only affect the client, but their current family, their family of origin, even their friends. How?
A Washington Post article puts the projected cost of the "war" in Iraq at $3 trillion. But this is just the monetary cost of fighting the war. The human costs of this war are less tangible and possibly more daunting.
I've been reading articles about the effects of modern medicine in the war on Iraq. Soldiers who previously would have died from serious injuries to the head, skull, and brain are now being saved from death. The Washington Post reports there are currently more than 4,700 casualties of the war on Iraq and the reason the number is not larger can be attributed to the marvels of modern medicine.
Why might this be a problem?