Recognition Of Veterans Essay
Well, PTSD was not formally recognized until the year 1980. That was the year that the American Psychiatric Association added the PTSD to the third edition of their Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III) . However, by 1988 15.2% of male and 8.1% of female Vietnam Theatre veterans were diagnosed with PTSD Veterans Association. United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Web. 29 Sept. 2015. Add to that, more recent studies by the VA have suggested that an estimated 19% of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD symptoms throughout their past "PTSD and the Military." Veterans Association. United States Department of Commerce. Web. 29 Sept.