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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Fireworks not fun for everyone


July 2, 2016

Courtesy/ militarywithptsd Facebook page

WORLAND – As evening approaches on the Fourth of July many adults and children wait with excitement for the tradition fireworks display. But not everyone is filled with excitement: some people are filled with dread and apprehension, including combat veterans with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

"Fireworks, in particular the real concussive, loud and bright fireworks that you sometimes see during the Fourth of July, they can be a source of pretty significant distress for some combat veterans with PTSD. It is fairly common for exposure to those kinds of fireworks to trigger symptoms...

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