The effects of War on a PTSD family includes avoidance. It was verboten in our family to talk about my Dad’s time in a prison camp. We joined him in denial thus never learned his pain .
Anger and guilty- my brother and I were angry at his drunken rants at our Mom, our never having the support we needed in school and the loving family we lost and were never sure why. We both felt guilty about our parents and our Dad’s PTSD but never understood either that or even why- we just felt the pain.
Depression-Stevie and I were were depressed although we had no idea we were. We just knew we were failing in school and failing to be a normal family like Donna Reed’s.
The VA Vets of WWII experienced this but it spilled out in the open with Viet Nam Vets and now splattered all over the media with Iraq and Afghanistan veteran vet family misery, suicide and lack of care.
As a geriatric care manager, read PTSD and The Family and get help for Korean, Viet Nam, WWII or any Vet family that needs care.