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All Signs and Symptoms

  • Alcohol or Drug Problems

    Using drugs or alcohol might be harming your health and relationships and could be a sign of substance misuse or dependence. Support and services are available to help Veterans deal with problems with alcohol or drugs and get their lives on a better track.

  • Anger and Irritability

    Anger and irritability can affect your health and relationships. There are effective tools and resources to help Veterans manage the issues they face and get their lives on a better track.

  • Chronic Pain

    Chronic pain can prevent you from being able to complete everyday tasks and affect your mood and outlook. Resources are available to help manage your chronic pain and improve your quality of life.

  • Confusion

    Confusion can be related to a variety of causes, including sleeping problems and aging . There are resources and support to help Veterans overcome or deal with confusion and get their lives on a better track.

  • Difficulty Concentrating

    Difficulty concentrating can be frustrating for you and those around you, but there are steps you can take to address concentration issues and improve your quality of life.

  • Dizziness

    Dizziness can make it difficult to participate in common daily activities, but there are things you can do prevent it from interfering with your daily life.

  • Eating Problems

    Eating problems may be a response to a challenging time in your life, and they can affect your health and self-esteem. There are resources to help Veterans address eating problems and get their lives on a better track.

  • Feeling on Edge

    Hypervigilance—feeling like you’re constantly on guard—is a common response to a frightening, traumatic, or life-threatening experience, but it doesn’t have to interfere with your relationships, work, physical health, or ability to get through the day.

  • Feelings of Hopelessness

    You may feel hopeless when facing tough times in your life, but there other ways to overcome your problems. There are resources and support to help Veterans and their families and friends deal with the causes of suicidal thoughts and get their lives on a better track.

  • Flashbacks

    Flashbacks—the feeling of reliving a traumatic experience—can be disturbing, but you don’t have to let them interfere with your life. There are resources for helping Veterans overcome flashbacks and get their lives on a better track.

  • Gambling

    Gambling doesn’t have to interfere with your ability to live your life. There are effective resources available to help you overcome it.

  • Guilt

    Guilt can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to interfere with your relationships, work, or ability to get through the day. There are steps you can take to get your life on a better track.

  • Headaches

    Headaches might be a result of stress, tension, injury, or illness but you don’t have to let them interfere with your relationships, work, physical health, or ability to get through the day.

  • Loss of Interest or Pleasure

    Loss of interest or pleasure in things can affect your relationships, work, and activities and make it hard to go about your day. There are resources available to help Veterans get back to enjoying things that are important to them.

  • Nightmares

    Nightmares can prevent Veterans from getting enough sleep, which can make it hard to go about your day and can affect your relationships, work, and other activities.. There are effective strategies for managing nightmares and getting a better night’s sleep.

  • Noise or Light Irritation

    Noise or light irritation can make it difficult to do everyday activities and may affect your work and relationships. There are effective treatments and skilled professionals available to help Veterans overcome or cope with noise or light sensitivity and get their lives on a better track.

  • Reckless Behavior

    Reckless Behavior—acting dangerously or in a manner that may hurt yourself or others—may be affecting your day-to-day activities. There are resources for helping Veterans address their reckless behavior and get their lives on a better track.

  • Relationship Problems

    Relationship problems can make it difficult to enjoy life – for you and for those you care about. There are effective resources available to help Veterans improve and strengthen their relationships.

  • Social Withdrawal / Isolation

    Social withdrawal and isolation can make it hard to enjoy life or relate to other people. There are steps you can take to get your life on a better track.

  • Stress and Anxiety

    Stress and anxiety are normal responses to difficult situations that can interfere with your life if they never go away. There are ways that Veterans can deal with stress and anxiety so that you can enjoy life.

  • Trouble Sleeping

    Sleep problems can interfere with relationships, work, physical health, and the ability to get through the day. Support is available to help Veterans sleep better and improve their quality of life.