War on the Brain: PTSD

Special correspondent to the PBS News Hour, Soledad O’Brien, did a 3-part series, War on the Brain.

One in five U.S. military personnel serving in combat will suffer some form of PTSD, but it often goes untreated because of the stigma associated with the disorder.

The series attempts to answer several key questions:
What stigma discourages veterans from seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress?
Can science make diagnosing PTSD less of an ordeal?
What are researchers around the country trying to nail down a more specific diagnosis of PTSD?

Watch video segment 1

Video segment 2

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