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  • bdpoe@aol.com
    Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. while most commonly thought of as a disorder affacting combat veterans may actually exist amoung the civillian public as well.
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 29, 2006
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      Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. while most commonly thought of as
      a disorder affacting combat veterans may actually exist amoung the civillian
      public as well. PTSD is not really understood and is of need of much greater
      research.

      People with frequent high levels of traumatic stress repeatedly in their
      lives
      can develope PTSD. I suspect there is a portion of this nation's homeless
      who also have symptoms of PTSD.

      At the core of this issue is how and when this disorder manifests
      itself. Could it be that a returning Vet whose witnessed some
      personal catastrophic event, may take months or even years to
      fully exhibit some symptoms?

      Are constantly redeployed vets more vulnerable to PTSD?
      Why do some experience PTSD while others seemingly
      rebound from the injuries and horrors they've experienced.

      It's not unusual for medical patients with downward spiraling
      catastrophic illnesses to exibit sympton associated with PTSD.

      I read somewhere that anti depressants only prove effective
      in 50% of those prescribed these drugs. A 20 minute session
      once a month with a councelor doesn't seem effective.

      But what may give the PTSD victim the best chance of coping
      and recovery is a good support system by caring individuals
      familiar with the disorder. Group Therapy or Support Groups.

      If Vets with PTSD are under served, Civilians with the disorder
      may go their whole lives without a clue or without diagnosis
      much less efective treatment, ......bdpoe
      (mailto:jackguy@...)
      "...The symptoms can include flashbacks, hypervigilance, anxiety,
      nightmares, irritability, anger and insomnia. PTSD can be treated with counseling and
      drugs...."

      In a message dated 6/27/2006 8:58:15 PM Eastern Standard Time,
      starjm50@... writes:

      PTSD is triggered by exposure to a life-threatening or horrifying experience
      and is the most prevalent combat-related mental health disorder.
      By some estimates, 19 percent of those returning from Vietnam showed signs
      of the disorder. Some recent studies have estimated up to 17 percent of the
      soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have displayed PTSD symptoms.
      The symptoms can include flashbacks, hypervigilance, anxiety, nightmares,
      irritability, anger and insomnia. PTSD can be treated with counseling and
      drugs.
      The Defense Department uses a questionnaire to assess the physical and
      mental health of soldiers as they leave Iraq and Afghanistan. Service members who
      respond positively to at least three PTSD questions are considered at risk
      and eligible for further evaluation.
      All returning soldiers also meet with health care providers to discuss any
      medical or physical problems.






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    • elisabeth green
      PTSD is completely understood. Social engineers are causing it in American citizens for economic purposes. It is deplorable that unscrupulous money-addicts are
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 2, 2006
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        PTSD is completely understood. Social engineers are causing it in American citizens for economic purposes. It is deplorable that unscrupulous money-addicts are greasing their profit machines with the minds of Americans.
        Does anyone want to help me prosecute some of the perps?

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