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Jul 4, 2014 9:56 AM by Olivia Blanchard

Fireworks and Veterans with PTSD

While fireworks are part of the fourth of July tradition for many Americans, they can trigger memories of terrible times for others.

Psychiatrists and veterans groups say fireworks can trigger painful memories for veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. They add that random pops from backyard fireworks can be the most troubling for combat veterans.

Psychiatrists and veterans groups remind people popping fireworks at home this holiday weekend to keep an eye out for veterans that may be in the area.

 

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