May 26, 2011
May 25, 2011
Military.com|by Amy Bushatz
The more mail a happily married Soldier receives downrange, the less likely he is to have PTSD issues when he comes home -- but frequent mail for unhappily married Soldiers can result in stronger symptoms, a new study says.While frequent mail from home works as stress relief for happily married Soldiers, it likely causes unhappily married Soldiers additional stress
, the study's authors said.
"What we believe is that the communication is acting as support for the [Soldier]," said Sarah Carter, the report's primary author. "It may be that for those that aren't as satisfied, it's just not offering the same extent of support that those that are very satisfied are getting from that communication."