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'Mom, you're too much': Veteran women become the new face of PTSD | wtsp.com

'Mom, you're too much': Veteran women become the new face of PTSD | wtsp.com | Veterans Affairs and Veterans News from HadIt.com | Scoop.it

These women served their country proudly, but they didn't leave their service without wounds.

In fact, women are the fastest growing group of military veterans - nationwide.

Pamela Smith-Beatty, the Women's Veterans Program Manager at James A Haley Veterans' Hospital, said PTSD is one of the top 10 diagnoses.

Smith-Beatty said it's not just the violence and high-stress operations, it's also family.

She said women tend to take care of everyone else around them. Sometimes making the diagnosis worse once they get treatment.

Many women say it's extremely difficult to return to the "mommy role" after deploying. Conflicts with their kids are more common when they go home.

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