The purpose of this literature review is to examine how posttraumatic stress disorder affects veterans’ communication. There is a brief description of how PTSD is developed, how it affects family, marriages, and the parent-child relationship. It also includes descriptions of the co-occurring conditions that can be present along with PTSD symptoms. Recent peer-reviewed articles were researched to find the affects that PTSD and its co-occurring conditions have on interpersonal communication and interpersonal relationships. Researched revealed that PTSD and its co-occurring conditions can have a negative and direct effect on veterans’ interpersonal communications. However, PTSD symptoms and its co-occurring conditions can be slowly alleviated with professional help and with the proper treatment plan.
Keywords: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, veteran communication, co-occurring conditions, interpersonal relationships.
Year Manuscript Completed
Senior Project Advisor
Dr. Melynda Conner
Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree
Field of Study
HOPSON, JOY, "How Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Affects Veteran Communication" (2017). Integrated Studies. 106.