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Former soldier: 'It was easy for me to feel angry'

A former soldier has spoken of his experience of suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lewis McKay, 26, served in Iraq in 2008 and Afghanistan in 2010. After each tour, his wife, Emma, noticed a change in his behaviour.

Lewis admits to having aggressive thoughts and to losing his temper easily, after he returned home. His violent behaviour eventually led the couple to split up, and Lewis realised he needed help.

He was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and received assistance from the charity Talking2Minds. He has since left the army and reunited with his wife.

  • 15 Mar 2013
  • From the section Health