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PTSD Introduction. In October of 2001, America launched new military action in Afghanistan which would come to be known as Operation Enduring Freedom. Within the scope of America’s War on Terrorism we soon found ourselves in another war officially called Operation Iraqi Freedom. As these and other similar conflicts became the household names and terms within the last decayed, so have the visualization of battlefield injuries and enormous physical and psychological impact on the military personal. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly known as PTSD has embraced itself as a major medical and psychological malfunction among American soldiers. PTSD does not limit itself to any one demographic or country but is a universal complex disorder that has made headlines throughout various countries and has become high in conversation here in America. Books, journals, college term papers, etc. have recently been published in the quest to bring this subject to a fore front of the public due to its severity and increasingly commonality among combat veterans. As PTSD’s complexity on many levels has become learning process in which its healing process requires constant situational awareness by all those involved. i.e. injured personal, medical and psychological community, family, friends and group therapy, etc. Cisell-Brown is a daughter of a Viet Nam veteran and the wife of an Iraqi war veteran. In 2009 as published in the American Journal of Nursing , she says that of the many obstacles veterans face while trying to obtain care, one main reason is the fact that health care professionals fail to recognize the illness. She goes on to say that by the time their illness is validated, a more serious or chronic form of PTSD has emerged. The purpose of this paper is to help continue to bring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to the recognizable terms and to discuss and highlight some of the significant professional literature published on this issue. 2