Leftist media (again) misrepresents PTSD in vets

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    So, okay, this blogger has a personal investment in the subject that clearly slants his commentary against what he sees as a serious disparaging of veterans. But, he does make some very good observations and I think it's worth reading the entire thing before disparaging him.

    There is much more @ Leftist media (again) misrepresents PTSD in vets

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    PTSD is a sane reaction to experiencing a Traumatic Event such as rape, surviving a plane or car crash and serving in combat against enemy forces etc. this is an external event.

    Schizophrenia, Bi Polar and other diseases are caused by factors inside one's body.
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    What's the point? Does the mainstream media exaggerate the extent of PTSD in Vets or does the media exaggerate the effects of existing PTSD in Vets or is the whole freaking PTSD issue exaggerated? My guess is the latter.
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    How is a blogger part of the mainstream media?
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    Nice doggie...
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    Therapy dog helps troops deal with postwar stress
    May 8, 2014 — After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and unable to really talk about his time on the battlefield.

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