Since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers have been exposed to emotional and psychological trauma. As a result, many continue to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) long after their tours of duty are over. A recent study of male soldiers returning home from the war finds that those who suffer from PTSD are more likely to experience sleep disorders, emotional, sexual and relationship problems. The results reveal that this may lead to a breakdown in relationships among military couples in which the male has been exposed to war trauma.
J Fam psychol.2007 sep; 21 (3); 344-53