Wednesday, December 16, 2009 | 2:27 PM
Female Veterans' PTSD Goes Untreated
The fastest growing group of homeless war veterans is female vets with kids. One of the main reasons for their downfall is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Unfortunately, according to CNN, many female veterans are not getting the treatment for PTSD they need because women's roles in wars are commonly non-combat. However, although many female soldiers have been in or have witnessed combat outside the wire, priority for therapy that re-assimilates soldiers goes to the male soldiers who can prove that they've been in battle. Furthermore female vets with children often feel pressure to return to their role as a caretaker immediately after serving.
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