posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 10:48 AM
People can suffer from PTSD from a variiety of causes, not just from traumatic experiences in a war zone.
People who are victims of violent crime, women who have been brutally attacked and raped, a horrific car accident. a person experiencing a traumatic
event. These can all lead to PTSD of varying degrees.
Alot of people may have it or show symptoms of it and not even realize it.
I was a contractor in Iraq for seven years and nine months. I discovered that i have been having symptoms of it since i left there last December.
Thankfully it's relatively minor. Civilian contractors aren't screened for it like our military is when they depart a war zone.