Traumatic brain injury and PTSD are two major issues veterans around the country are dealing with. TBI is often a more physical injury, but is tied to feelings of anxiety and depression. PTSD is is a mental condition that’s associated with depression, anxiety, guilt, fear and anger. Fishing has the ability to reduce the effects of both PTSD and TBI.
Fishing lowers feelings of guilt, despair, stress, anxiety, guilt and anger for almost a month according to a University of Maine Study. While not all veterans face PTSD and TBI many face depression and anxiety disorders. The effect fishing has on these conditions is also substantial and not be overlooked.
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