Combat PTSD is defined as a specific type of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced by men and women who have been in combat. Combat PTSD can happen to anyone in combat, from those that have experienced live fire to those who are support workers in a war zone area. Not everyone in combat experiences combat PTSD, but many do.
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Dr. Harry A. Croft, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Sex Therapy, and has been in private practice in San Antonio, Texas, for more than 30 years. Dr. Croft's interest in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) began in 1973 when, as an Army physician, he served as the medical director of drug and alcohol treatment at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, at the height of the Vietnam War. This experience paved the way for his medical evaluation of more than 7000 veterans with PTSD. (Dr. Croft's full bio)