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Invisible Injuries

Invisible injuries that affect service members, Veterans and their families involve complex psychological, physical, social, and spiritual conditions. Specific invisible injuries are associated with different wartime eras. For example, Post 9/11 Veterans and their families frequently describe intersecting issues related to post-traumatic stress (PTS) or post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, substance misuse or addiction, traumatic brain injury and intimate partner violence.

United States military service members might have lived through several experiences that can lead to the development of unseen wounds of military service including Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, depression, moral injury, intimate partner violence, and substance use disorder/addiction.

 

For additional information about these invisible wounds, visit https://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/war-to-home.pdf