General Burke Garrett: PTSD the Invisible Wound

July 13, 2020 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Invisible Wounds: Healing Service Members and Veterans with PTSD.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a national public health challenge that disproportionately affects those who served our nation.  Although the diagnosis has its roots in combat, the medical community now recognizes that PTSD affects civilians and service members alike.  Nearly seven percent of American adults will likely experience PTSD during their lifetimes, but it took hundreds of years, and the dawn of industrial-age warfare, for society to recognize the deleterious physical and mental effects of experiencing, witnessing, or becoming aware of traumatic events.  Tune in to hear retired U.S. Army lieutenant general Burke Garrett share an informal conversation about healing the invisible wounds of PTSD.

Burke Garrett is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general who serves as executive advisor to the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Emory Healthcare Veterans Program is a national leader in healing invisible wounds through innovative clinical care, research and education.  Conditions treated include post-traumatic street disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety, and conditions stemming from military sexual trauma.  In collaboration with the Wounded Warrior Project, the experts at Emory treat eligible post/9-11 veterans and service members regardless of location, discharge status, deployment history, or length of service.  And thanks to generous donors, the world-class care and service at the Emory program is provided at no cost to veterans and service members.

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