My invisible PTSD: Exploring the experiences of recovery in treatment seeking veterans

Emily Jayne Pearson, Ashleigh Madigan, Lucy Spencer-Harper, Phillipa Hatton, Dominic Murphy
2019 Journal of Veterans Studies  
Research suggests that exposure to multiple traumas increases the risk of some individuals developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Military service can expose individuals to multiple traumas and therefore ex-military personnel are at high risk of developing mental health disorders and PTSD. Additionally, veterans have been found to underuse mental health services. Research has used quantitative methods focused on barriers to accessing services, with less emphasis on factors that
more » ... factors that enable veterans to seek support. The aim of this qualitative research study was to explore the experiences of veterans who seek treatment and how they define their experience of recovery. A non-random sample of nine male veterans participated in semi-structured interviews.
doi:10.21061/jvs.v5i1.123 fatcat:w6cfvesz2rhx7pl2cqm3wrx62e