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PTSD Can Be Rough on Partners of Vets, 1st Responders

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New research suggests the partners of first responders, health care workers and veterans may also carry a burden if their loved ones develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — a timely finding given the protracted battle against COVID-19.

The Australian study explored the multidimensional nature of experiences of being an intimate partner of a veteran or emergency service first responder with PTSD.

Investigators discovered recognition of the needs of wives and intimate partners in supporting their recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often absent.

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