What discourages veterans from seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress? PBS offers a series called War on the Brain to begin to answer that.
Soledad O'Brien interviews many Veterans, including Army Colonel Greg Gadson (now retired) who was blown out of his passenger's seat by a roadside bomb. He was in Baghdad 2007. His physical injuries were so severe, doctors assumed he would suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. But he was too embarrassed to accept it.
"Almost every day, at some point, I would relive the IED attack. It was like I couldn't turn my mind off, like I was being flooded, like a cyber-attack, reliving that explosion like a broken record. It just kept playing, and I couldn't stop it," Gadson says.
Gadson had both legs amputated and admits, as a former athlete and a leader in the military he could not ask for help.
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