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This photo series originally appeared in the February issue of National Geographic magazine.

Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan often return home with wounds that can’t be seen on the surface: brain injuries resulting from the shockwaves that follow explosions.

Some veterans, including service members at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, have attempted to cope with the challenges they face through art therapy.

Below, take a look at images captured by National Geographic photographer Lynn Johnson of these veterans and their loved ones:

Link to the article in Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/22/veterans-art-therapy_n_6526040.html?utm_hp_ref=ptsd