Study of Marines shows guilt is top cause of PTSD

A leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder is guilt that troops experience due to moral dilemmas faced in combat. Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Feb. 20, 2012

The idea of “moral injury” as a cause of PTSD is new to psychiatry. The American Psychiatric Association is only now considering new diagnostic criteria for the disorder that would include feelings of shame and guilt, says David Spiegel, a member of the working group rewriting the PTSD section. Traditionally, PTSD symptoms such as nightmares or numbness to the world have been linked to combat violence, fear of being killed or loss of friends.

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