These days, nearly everyone has heard of post-traumatic stress disorder. But that doesn't mean they understand PTSD, much less the broader, psychosocial effects of war. Retired Marine Corporal Michael Jernigan, Dr. Matthew Friedman, executive director of the National Center for PTSD, Sonja Batten, deputy director, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury and clinician and author Jonathan Shay shed light on the hidden wounds of war and the language that surrounds them.

This video was produced by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma from interviews conducted at "When Veterans Come Home," a conference held in Atlanta in 2010 sponsored by Dart Center, the McCormick Foundation and the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program.

To learn more about these organizations visit their websites:
dartcenter.org
cartercenter.org/
mccormickfoundation.org/

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