PTSD is an abbreviation for post-traumatic stress disorder. One the problems facing veterans is the misconception to a large extent of mental health issues. Some do not even know what it is or how much it affects people 's lives. Soldier's heart: a novel of the Civil War. According to the Rand Study, almost half of these cases go untreated because of the disgrace that the military and civil society attach to mental disorders McGirk The study examined the effectiveness of the Stroop task as a probe of anterior cingulate function in PTSD, because of the role of the anterior cingulate and medial prefrontal cortex in stress response and emotional regulation.
The problem lies within the veterans who are suffering from chronic pain and PTSD. The goal of this paper is to inform others about what the soldiers deal with during and after combat and the different treatments available for them to cope with and hopefully overcome this disorder.