The problem had persisted for a while and Marcus knew that the situation was getting worse. It was interfering with his day-to-day functioning. He wanted help so that he could revert back to his normal function just like in the period before living for the military. He could not sleep, he was constantly nervous, he felt less motivated and showed a general loss of appetite.
Marcus is an African American male aged 25 years. He has served in the U.S. military for with multiple deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. He had returned to his home in U.S having suffered many physical injuries during one of the combats. He was (and is still) married to Tamika and they have a son who is three years old.
Marcus spent most of his time in solitude, away from the wife and son. He easily got irritated and found comfort in smoking cigarette. In his loneliness, Marcus could spend many hours replaying the scenes from his combat experience. He always felt jumpy.
Having been born 25 years ago, Marcus seems to have been a visionary young man in his teenage years. He had joined the army immediately after graduating from his high school. His plan was to start working in a part-time after being discharged from the military. He could do this while undertaking his associate or undergraduate studies. He had this plans even before joining the military.
Little information is available concerning Marcus’s school life. We only know that he completed his high school and joined the U.S. Army. Information relating to his relationships with his peers during school days was not given.
Regarding family and social relationships, Marcus was a loving man to his family members. He deeply loved his wife and son. He could show emotional connection before joining the army. Nonetheless, this changed after facing the traumatizing experiences during combats. On his return to home from the service, he could not be able to connect emotionally with his wife