Posts in category "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder"

Senator Walsh, PTSD didn't cause you to plagiarize your lack of character did

Senator Walsh has claimed PTSD caused him to plagiarize his War College Master’s thesis. With this ridiculous, dishonorable utterance, Walsh has once again brought the specter of PTSD and the myth of the dangerous veteran into the news. Once again, the general public is being given not just a wrong but a very damaging idea... Read more »

Today is PTSD Awareness Day, What Can be Accomplished in a Day?

Today is PTSD Awareness Day. Everyone thinks they know what PTSD is, yet nearly everyone is wrong. I’m not sure what can be accomplished with this one, nationwide PTSD Awareness Day without some context. Providing that context has been the purpose of the PTSD Series I’ve been running. But, since everyone likes practical, simple, to-the-point advice,... Read more »

Mefloquine Toxicity and PTSD, or How the Cure is Worse than the Disease

No one will dispute that malaria is a killer. Millions have died from the raging and uncontrollable fevers that accompany the parasitic infection. Millions more are left with life-long and life altering symptoms. There are regions of the world where the disease is so resistant to drugs to be nearly impervious to all antibiotics and... Read more »
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Mefloquine and Chemical Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mefloquine toxicity and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have the same psychological symptoms. In this series, until now, we have been looking at war as the cause of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For clarity, let’s look at the clinical definition according to the DSM V – “Diagnostic criteria for PTSD include a history of exposure to... Read more »

PTSD vs Normal Emotional Reactions

PTSD is often considered an abnormal emotional reaction to war. War causes an emotional reaction, of that there can be no doubt. But emotional reactions are not necessarily PTSD. Emotional reactions are most definitely not a sign of mental illness. In fact, they are a sign of sanity. To understand the difference between normal and... Read more »

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not a Mental Illness

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not a mental illness. Unfortunately, the best treatment for PTS is mental health counseling. Fortunately, mental health counseling is the best treatment for PTS. Those two opposing statements are equally valid. It is unfortunate in that because the treatment falls under the profession of mental health, too many make the... Read more »
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Daring to Write about Post Traumatic Stress

Nearly two years ago, I began seriously researching Post Traumatic Stress. Since then, I have wanted to write about my findings and my thoughts on my findings. I have, but there was so much more to say, so many different facets to this complex issue. What follows are the results of my research, literally hundreds... Read more »

Dogs For Soldiers

Dogs For Soldiers
Dogs have been used as instruments of war since man’s best friend became domesticated. It is part of the nature of dogs to protect it’s pack, even if that pack includes two legged members. The idea that dogs can help heal the injured spirit of a warrior is not new either but is finally getting... Read more »

Soldier Suicide There is Hope

22 a day. Some say that number is much higher, over 100 a day when all veterans are included. Even 1 a day is too many. It is an issue that everyone seems to know about, but no one really knows what to do. For too many a soldier survived life in a war zone,... Read more »
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Chris Kyle An American Hero

Chris Kyle, author of “American Sniper: The autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History” and another man were murdered last night. While it took a few hours for the media to break the news, the military and warrior communities were already aware and actively attempting to assist in the apprehension of the suspect.... Read more »
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