Veterans treating PTSD by going bare

Lutz, Florida- Every year, millions of people in the United States are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, but for some a doctor's office just isn't enough.

"There's 554 books in my house," says Max Sanchez, a Vietnam veteran with an extensive book, video and picture collection that focuses on moments of war.

Surrounded by memories of the battlefield, Sanchez says his time in the army- "Four years, six months, three days,"- is something he'll never forget. "I can't change what happened. There's things that were good, and things that were bad."

Sanchez is one of more than 5 million people in the U.S. living with post-traumatic stress.

"When you think you have a problem and you start thinking about it, it manifests and it starts getting worse," he explains. "I don't want to be violent. I don't want to be angry,"

And while Max has been to a therapist to help to treat his PTSD, he says that doesn't always work, so he found a different way.

According to Sanchez, he's a part of a group of veterans who live at the Fountains at Paradise Lakes, a clothing-optional housing complex, where they find peace by going bare.

"I forget about the whole world," says Sanchez.

An expert tells 10 News many times, unconventional ways of life can help people dealing with PTSD.


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