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Posttraumatic stress disorder
Posttraumatic stress disorder news and analysis from The Nation
March 3, 2021
I’m a Military Spouse. The Capitol Attack Reminded Me of a War Zone.
Military families are unsettled by escalating violence in the US, all too familiar from their time abroad.
January 26, 2021
Our Government Needs to Prioritize Veteran Well-Being Over Endless War
Returning from war to gouged safety nets, veterans often suffer the long-term effects of military conflict alone.
November 26, 2019
The Trauma From Our War on Terror Will Linger Long After It Ends
A cofounder of Brown University’s Costs of War Project writes on being a military spouse and a witness to the costs of war.
February 26, 2019
1 in 5 Children Live in a War Zone
And that number has only risen in the past few years.
November 21, 2018
America’s Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost $5.9 Trillion
Not to mention 240,000 civilian deaths and 21 million displaced. And yet a congressional commission is urging yet more money for a bloated Pentagon.
William D. Hartung
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October 10, 2018
Finding Sanctuary in Norway
Dr. Jone Schanche Olsen is helping refugees with PTSD, depression, and anxiety conquer their fears amid growing xenophobia in northern Europe.
Ross Kenneth Urken
October 13, 2017
In Puerto Rico, Disconnection and Chaos, but Grace Under Pressure
With almost no power and shortages of water and medicine, this island is full of people suffering from PTSD.
May 18, 2017
Who Pays the Moral Price of War?
Our desire for never-ending intervention overseas causes never-ending pain for our troops.
Peter Van Buren
July 2, 2015
Gaza’s Mental-Health Crisis and the Trauma of Permanent War
On the anniversary of the 2014 war, Gaza’s kids are still trying to recover from years of cascading violence.
March 5, 2015
American Drone Operators Are Quitting in Record Numbers
An internal Air Force memo reveals that the US military’s drone wars are in major trouble.