Miami Army Psychiatrist Delvena Thomas Headed to Afghanistan
Fourteen-hour work days in ungodly heat in a city full of Al-Qaeda operatives and insurgents intent on killing you. Daily visits from soldiers whose minds have been shredded, if not by shrapnel than by the stress of fighting for years far from home.
"It is a very dangerous job, no doubt about it," she says. From December 2007 to April 2008, Thomas served as an Army psych in Baghdad, Iraq, where she worked with soldiers suffering from suicidal thoughts, insomnia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and even medical conditions they hid from the Army in order to serve.
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