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Kevlar for the Mind: How post-traumatic stress can open paths to personal growth | MilitaryTimes

Kevlar for the Mind: How post-traumatic stress can open paths to personal growth | MilitaryTimes

In the early 1990s, psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun coined the term “posttraumatic growth,” or PTG. The concept of PTG describes the positive personal transformations that can occur in the aftermath of trauma.

In contrast to the typical portrayal of the combat veteran struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, PTG embraces the idea and reality that remarkable positive changes can occur in the days, months or even years after incredible adversity.

Source: Kevlar for the Mind: How post-traumatic stress can open paths to personal growth