By Vicky M Krause
What are some of the symptoms of PTSD and anxiety in female veterans, and how do these symptoms affect their daily lives?
There are several risk factors that can increase the likelihood of a female veteran developing PTSD and anxiety, including:
It is important to note that every individual is different, and not all women who experience these risk factors will develop PTSD and anxiety. Additionally, there may be other risk factors not listed here that could increase the likelihood of developing these conditions. "PTSD in Female Veterans" by the National Center for PTSD - This webpage provides an overview of PTSD in female veterans, including information on risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/treat/populations/women/veterans.asp
"Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)" by the National Institute of Mental Health - This webpage provides general information on PTSD, including symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml
"Women Veterans: The Long Journey Home" by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - This report provides an overview of the experiences and challenges faced by women veterans, including mental health concerns such as PTSD and anxiety: https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/archives/docs/WomenVeterans_LongJourneyHome.pdf
Mental Health and Resilience Resources for Women Veterans" by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - This webpage provides a list of mental health resources specifically tailored to women veterans, including information on PTSD and anxiety: https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/womenvets/resources.asp