The accounts from soldiers describing combat in general present images are of hellish nightmares where all decency and humanity could be lost. For men who fought under these conditions, coming home was a very difficult switch. Over all, these men wanted to return to "normalcy", to come back to a life that they had been promised if the war was won. This would turn out to be harder to gain then first expected, problems ranging
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therapy (such as systemic desensitization and image flooding) have all been used with PTSD patients.
Exposure treatment for PTSD involves repeated reliving of the trauma, under controlled conditions, with the aim of making possible the processing of the trauma.
“People with PTSD can also have other psychological difficulties, particularly depression, substance abuse, or another anxiety disorder. The likelihood of treatment success is increased when these other conditions are appropriately diagnosed and treated, as well.” (Kudrow, 85).