PTSD can have a tremendous impact on a person’s life, and therefore, coping with PTSD in healthy ways is important. The distressing symptoms of PTSD can negatively affect close relationships, mood, and ability to be effective at work or school. The symptoms of PTSD are difficult to cope with, and they often lead people to use more unhealthy ways of coping, such as alcohol or drug use.
However, you can do a number of healthy things to manage your PTSD symptoms and improve your quality of life:
Learn more about PTSD treatment,its causes and symptoms. You are better able to tackle or cope with a problem with more understanding.
Afghanistan Crossroads is where CNN's reporting converges -- bringing you a diversity of voices, stunning images and video, global perspectives and the latest news from on the ground in Afghanistan and around the world.
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From all parts of the world and spanning all ages, more than 2,500 U.S. and coalition troops have died in Afghanistan.
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