Admitting to having a PTSD symptom can be difficult for anyone, but it’s even harder in the military. This is one case in which the military mind-set can actually be the enemy. The never-surrender, never-quit attitude that generally serves people in the military so well can also make them prone to deny any sign of personal weakness — including a PTSD symptom.
The military community is trained to tough it out and get the job done at virtually any and all costs. This highly focused way of life, combined with a soldier’s aura of invincibility, can make it easy to ignore a PTSD symptom. But confronting the problem as early as possible is the best way to overcome it.