Post-Traumatic Stress

Stress is a normal reaction in combat situations. Keep in mind that for service members injured by an improvised explosive device (IED), not only was the blast a horrific and stressful event in and of itself, but it may have killed or injured close comrades.

John Rigg, an M.D. and rehabilitation specialist, discusses battlefield stress:

Stress, Not Craziness

"One of the most important things that I tell the soldiers is they're not crazy. They're having a normal reaction to an abnormal situation…"