Be advised however, that the “self-help” section of this website may seem patronizing.  It gives advice on how to live with stress. If you think you are coping with PTSD you may be physically healthy but not necessarily mentally well.  Further stressors can trigger unwanted actions. Do not stop with the self-help section but obtain a medical opinion.

Current treatment of war related PTSD often involves life-long treatment for which there is little funding. Recommended current treatment uses psychotherapy and/or antidepressants. Other studies of PTSD offer a virtual reality reenactment. Where some veterans have found the experience too difficult to continue the therapy, it has helped others. The following website has information about virtual reality for returning veterans.


If you're an Oregon Veteran a Veteran's service organization may be helpful at: www.swords-to-plowshares.org.

Barbara Belland

Until a solution for war can be found, physical survivors of war need treatment for the sometimes-lifelong PTSD they contract. If you are a veteran, or know of a veteran that may be exhibiting PTSD symptoms, please check out this website: