Q&A: Loud pyrotechnics trigger stress, hyperarousal, and combat flashbacks in vets with PTSD

Q&A: Loud pyrotechnics trigger stress, hyperarousal, and combat flashbacks in vets with PTSD
2020 has been a year of complicated emotions for many. The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with a surge in civil unrest, have led to unprecedented levels of anxiety. For veterans, particularly those dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the past months have been particularly difficult. In response, the staff at The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic are rising to the occasion with an increased emphasis on telemedicine and outreach, yet there are some challenges that require cooperation from the community at large.