Photo Gallery: A Hero's Lost Battle with PTSD
Foto: AP / Warren Zinn, The Army Times
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Photo Gallery: A Hero's Lost Battle with PTSD

Battling the Inner Demons of War What Joe Dwyer's Death Can Teach Us about PTSD

A photograph of PFC Joseph Dwyer in Iraq made him an American hero, but five years after returning home, mental combat wounds drove him to his death. He is not alone. In 2009, more than twice as many soldiers died by their own hands than were killed by the enemy in Iraq. But new types of therapy are giving others the chance for the peace he never had.
Translated from the German by Jan Liebelt