the misinformation about Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in American society has lead to the stigmatization and discrimination of veterans since the war in Vietnam. PTSD was not a formal diagnosis until 1980, resulting in negative public perception of veterans suffering with this mental illness. Even today as research and information about the disorder has become increasingly available to the public, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are facing the same discrimination's as the veterans of Vietnam during their transitions back to civilian life.
Bachelor of Arts in History
Date of Award
Mora, Gabe, "Have You Hugged a Soldier Today? Veterans Struggle With Invisible Wounds of War From Vietnam to Afghanistan" (2014). History Theses. 12.