Harvard Health Blog
On Veterans Day, don’t let the “invisible wounds” of PTSD remain hidden
Posted November 11, 2013, 11:11 am, Updated October 29, 2015, 8:30 pm Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications Millions of American men and women have served in the Armed Forces, protecting and defending our nation. Although many died, most returned home to “pick up their lives.” That isn’t always easy. For some veterans, the trauma of war changes the brain in ways that can cause long-term problems.