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By Tom Cramer, VA Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
A young Veteran has recently returned from a grueling deployment in Afghanistan. But his battles are far from over. When his wife and kids go to sleep at night, he starts downing chips, cookies, beer and pretty much anything else he can find in the refrigerator. It’s well after midnight before he finally hits the sack.
The next morning he feels guilty and depressed. He tells himself it won’t happen again. And to compensate for all the junk he consumed last night, he decides to skip breakfast. Then he skips lunch.
But as evening rolls around, he begins feeling irritable again. Unpleasant, invasive memories from his…