Course Focuses on PTSD Effects on Families

By Terry J. Goodman | Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Walter Reed Army Medical Center: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The life of a military spouse is as intricately woven as that of a hand-sewn quilt. Each rich, colorful square tells a story about the creator’s life — good and bad.

For five women who recently completed a week-long military spouse course at the Defense Health Clinical Center (DHCC) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, many of the recent patches in their life-quilts tell a lonely and sometimes sad tale as their husbands continue to rebuild their lives after being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


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