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Stress Due To Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Affecting Academics

Researchers demonstrate the effects of military-related posttraumatic stress on academic adjustment through impairments in veterans' relationships with family and friends. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by traumatic military experiences is associated with feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness and/or guilt. New Penn State research is evaluating how PTSD symptoms increase risks for academic difficulties as well.

The study published in the journal Psychological TraumaMany of these former service members are experiencing posttraumatic stress symptoms secondary to their military service, and these symptoms are associated with academic difficulties.