From losing loved ones or recovering from serious illness to the everyday stresses of a changed life, everyone’s COVID-19 experience is different, and some may be more traumatic than others. Healthcare professionals and other essential workers, in this unprecedented time, are risking their own health to provide essential care and services while experiencing the trauma of death almost daily.
This pandemic may also have a profound effect on people with pre-existing mental health conditions, including many of our nation’s Veterans, as heightened stress and isolation may disrupt their normal support channels and routines.
This is concerning for all of us including those who are coping with the life-changing effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the case of PTSD, there is a pressing need for more effective solutions and more research.
We’re working to fix this problem through robust and rigorous research that will help us better understand the biological underpinnings of PTSD and, in doing this, help us discover more effective solutions for the condition.
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