I think this a great read. It's mainly about combat trauma but touches on lots of themes and is easy to read:

"How PTSD Became a Problem Far Beyond the Battlefield," by Sebastian Junger, Vanity Fair, June 2015

The first time I experienced what I now understand to be post-traumatic stress disorder, I was in a subway station in New York City, where I live. It was almost a year before the attacks of 9/11, and I’d just come back from two months in Afghanistan with Ahmad Shah Massoud, the leader of the Northern Alliance. I was on assignment to write a profile of Massoud, who fought a desperate resistance against the Taliban until they assassinated him two days before 9/11. At one point during my trip we were on a frontline position that his forces had just taken over from the Taliban, and the inevitable counterattack started with an hour-long rocket barrage. All we could do was curl up in the trenches and hope. I felt deranged for days afterward, as if I’d lived through the end of the world.
— Sebastian Junger, Excerpt from "How PTSD Became a Problem Far Beyond the Battlefield"

Click to access a short questionnaire that screens for PTSD:


Click the title for an article about how relationships can be affected by PTSD:

"The Difficulties of Dating When You Have PTSD," By Dr. Ari DeLevie, THE GOOD MAN PROJECT, December 20, 2014.

When you suffer from post-war PTSD dating can be challenging. It’s not something you want to advertise on dating sites, or when you see a beautiful woman in a bar. But how can you find connection when you’re caught in this place of emotional paralysis?
— Ari DeLevie, Excerpt from "The Difficulties of Dating When You Have PTSD"

Blog by a medical consultant about how PTSD affects the brain:

"How Does Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Change the Brain?by , Brain Blogger, January 24, 2015.

Child abuse. Rape. Sexual assault. Brutal physical attack. Being in a war and witnessing violence, bloodshed, and death from close quarters. Near death experiences. These are extremely traumatic events, and some victims bear the scars for life.
— Viatcheslav Wlassoff, PhD, Excerpt from "How Does Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Change the Brain?"

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