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Clearing Up Misconceptions about PTSD





In this short video, Dr. Suzanne McGarity, a Clinical Research Psychologist working at the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention, clears up some common misconceptions about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and veterans.

Some of the myths she challenges are about symptoms, while others are about suicide, or recovery.

In only a couple of minutes of viewing this YouTube video, you can learn quite a few facts about a disorder that is sometimes misunderstood. Better understanding can lead to finding help.


Clearing Up Misconceptions about PTSD

Sandra Kiume

Sandra Kiume is a mental health advocate from Vancouver, Canada, and the founder of @unsuicide. Along with maintaining Channel N, she contributes to World of Psychology.

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APA Reference
Kiume, S. (2017). Clearing Up Misconceptions about PTSD. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 19, 2019, from


Last updated: 21 Jul 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Jul 2017
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