PTSD is contiguous to other people around the person that originally has PTSD. This condition is called secondary traumatic stress. This symptom is usually found in spouses of loved ones and social workers that work with people that contain PTSD. The person who has PTSD emotions and actions start to get to his loved ones and they start to experience similar displays that he has. A specific instance has occurred when a man came home from Iraq after serving his time in the Army. The man name Caleb, came back to his home with PTSD symptoms. Caleb started to do abnormal things in public places such as yelling in a bookstore. His wife and his daughter have to deal with him constantly. They eventually started to show similar displays of behavior like Caleb’s. This isn’t the only instance in which this has occurred. Kateri Peterson and her son also suffered from secondary traumatic stress. Her husband, James, is also a veteran from Iraq and he also suffered with PTSD. He would often check the houses for threats that someone might attack their house. He did this so much that his son would also start to the same thing. PTSD can be treated, however. There are many numerous health clinics that are made to pass PTSD to help people who developed and so it also stop the spreading to love ones.
“Caleb has been home since 2006, way more than enough time for Brannan to catch his symptoms.”
“Secondary traumatic stress has been documented in the spouses of veterans with PTSD from Vietnam.”
“Kateri’s eight-year-old son now also counts the exits in new spaces he enters, points them out to his loved ones, keeps a mental map of them at the ready, until war or fire fails to break out, and everyone is safely back home.”
“Then again, the VA already is footing some $600 million worth of PTSD treatment for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan** in 2013, via hundreds of medical centers and smaller outpatient clinics, plus 232 vet centers that offer general readjustment services.”E04