The Vietnam War Was A Complete Failure That Caused The Many Deaths Of Young Adults

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The Vietnam War was a complete failure that caused the many deaths of young adults. Young men ages 18 and older were being drafted to go to the war; they had no option, which increased anxiety, stress. Many didn’t know how to cope with this; they just got out of high school, they didn’t know what to do in a harsh situation such as this. That’s why many veterans had PTSD forty years after the war. Fifty-eight thousand Americans were killed in the Vietnam War, but twice as much died after the war from PTSD, suicidal thoughts, depression, and by other psychological problems. Many after coming back from the war couldn’t adjust to the civilian life, and many state that the war shattered their lives. Many veterans felt forgotten, and unappreciated, Vietnam Veterans were viewed as murders instead of heroes when they came back from the war. Many veterans feel like their non-veteran friends don’t want to hear about their combat experiences; therefore feel rejected. The veterans feeling of isolation increased when they came back from war and many Americans lacked to give positive support, and called them “depraved fiends” and “psychopathic killer”. Important thing to remember is it’s not just men who suffer from PTSD, its women to. Female nurses were exposed to traumatic events, and were responsible for saving the lives of soldiers coming back from combat. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops after a person is exposed to a traumatic event.…

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