Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
"What does it feel like?"
One study found that people who repeatedly viewed footage of deadly events were more traumatized than those who had witnessed the events in real life.
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder – the result of sustained abuse over time – is difficult to diagnose, making it harder for those who suffer from it to move on.
The verdict came after a bizarre trial that was heavily covered by the national media and renewed focus on the problem of mental health among America's veterans.
A recent effort to allow young American troops to drink just fell flat, but there are still advocates who wonder why 18-year-olds can die for their country but can't buy a beer.
Could marijuana be the solution America's vets have been waiting for, and if so, why does the federal government continue to stand in the way?
Two years ago I interviewed Tatjana Bergius for the Cops Issue of Vice in Germany. She used to work for the Berlin police drawing rapists, murderers and other nasty people.