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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    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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    Good move...

    Hagel makes it easier for veterans with PTSD to get discharge upgrades
    September 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel signed a directive Wednesday to make it easier for veterans with PTSD claims to get their unfavorable discharges upgraded.
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    Not surprised. Obama HATES soldiers. We need to send them all back out to the front lines where they belong and are most happy!!!

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    Up to 80,000 PTSD discharges could be upgraded...

    As many as 80,000 veterans with PTSD could gain discharge upgrades
    September 18, 2014 ~ As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received Other Than Honorable discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the bad paper discharge.
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    One of the biggest problems with PTSD is that the onset it unpredictable.

    You may leave the combat zone and be perfectly okay for a lot of years. Then, an event will occur which triggers the syndrome. And, those closest to you may never recognize it for what it is.

    I have no idea of how to deal with that.
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    I was tempted to contribute the the "Wounded Warrior Project" until they included alleged PTSD patients who may or may not have ever been in combat.
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    Please explain.
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    Have you researched the criteria for PTSD compensation? Are you familiar with the world class medical evacuation that saves lives that would be lost in other conflicts? We have horrifically injured service people and we have "Wounded Warrior Project" supporting PSTD victims who may never have seen combat but were mentally challenged by being in the Military. Until the Wounded Warrior Project specifically tackles the issues Veterans and the families of Veterans who were physically wounded I will not support the project.

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