Dealing With PTSD

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    PTSD may be basis for lifetime disability...
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    Vets With PTSD May Get Lifetime Disability Benefits in Deal With Gov’t
    Friday, July 29, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a thousand Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder would be given lifetime disability retirement benefits such as military health insurance under the terms of a settlement reached between the government and the veterans.
     
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    PTSD doesn't have to be disabling (I've learned to cope with mine) but it affects individuals in different ways, and there's no question that at least for some vets, it is; I've seen good men destroyed by it in spite of treatment. PTSD symptoms come in degrees ranging from fairly mild, to severe; and while some affected get over it in a relatively short time, for many it's a lifetime struggle. A lot of people who haven't known someone with severe PTSD don't realize how serious it is. Fortunately, we've learned a lot about screening for it and treating it since Vietnam, but as with any emotional disorder, there's a lot we still don't know.
     
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    PTSD is a psychological disorder which needs to be accessed and monitored in most possible way. Otherwise, it can lead to a serious mental, emotional or psychological problem which could run for a long term treatment. PTSD has ranges from like mild to severe depending upon the incident which caused the person to suffer, thus professional help is very much significant for a problem like this.
     
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    Is there a limit to the PTSD defense?...
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    More veterans are using PTSD as defense in criminal cases
    September 14, 2011, As awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder grows, veterans' lawyers are finding juries sympathetic. But the case of Joshua Stepp, who killed his infant stepdaughter, is testing how far that defense can go.
     
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    There are a wide range of types of PTSD. Combat PTSD is it's own category.

    FYI the PTSD forum is an excellent resource for all types of trauma recovery.
     
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    PTSD Could Become More Common In Workplace...
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    As veterans return, PTSD could become more common in workplace
    Tue Dec 25 2012 - At a recent weekly staff meeting, human resources manager Zetta Ferguson noticed that one of her employees wasn’t sitting at the conference table.
     
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    It's horrific. I hope the advanced knowledge in neural chemistry has improved treatment to the point no one will ever be destroyed by it again. It doesn't just destroy the man. It destroys their families, too.
     
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    At one time was were fought with swords and axes. Hand to hand combat. Limbs were hacked off. People were disembowled. Men came back from such wars raised there families, went to work and went on with their lives. In WWI chemical weapons were used. Men died or watched others die in agony from mustard gas. WWII was a carnage with thousands killed in every battle. Men came back from war raised their families, went to work, went on with their lives and built great nations.

    What is so different about battle today that so many suffer from so many psychological wounds? Compared to wars of the past the middle east is close to being sterile with very few casualties.

    It's the fighting men that are different. Society has made a concerted effort to breed out whatever warrior spirit that might show up. Men have been twisted into sensitivity. Normal men are now dysfunctional women. Masculinity is phased out in favor of overly feminized men especially in the military. Militant men who cannot be reformed into the feminized modern male can't get into the military. That doesn't mean they don't fight. The gang wars attest to that with injuries comparable to those of the middle ages.

    It should be self evident that men raised in a culture that considers boys dysfuntional little girls until those boys become men who are dysfunctional women will have serious mental conflicts.

    That's only half the problem. The other half is expecting no more of men claiming PTSD. They have a ready made built in excuse for all sorts of objectionable behavior. They don't hear someone tell them that no matter how bad they had it they have no right to beat their wives, abuse their children or kick the dog. If they want to use PTSD as an excuse to be alcoholics, drug addicts or homeless derelicts it is not anyone's obligation to put up with them and they do not deserve sympathy.
     

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