And the Rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air…is causing PTSD?!

It’s nothing new that veterans may come back from war physically safe and sound, but possibly end up mentally wounded. Usually, this mental wound is PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). The disorder is often joked about in movies and shows when an old man may wear a bowl on his head and shoot bullets using a broom at his family members after something has triggered him to reenter his days in Vietnam, however…

This can be real, and although fighting for our country can give one so much pride and be greatly rewarding, sometimes, it just isn’t worth it.

Do soldiers go into battle knowing that they could come back with PTSD?  They should, shouldn’t they? Do they have any idea how bad it (PTSD and war) could get? They may, but probably don’t. So shouldn’t something be done? Why can’t a test be developed that will determine the individual’s likelihood of getting the disease?

THEN AGAIN

There is evidence that doctors have made the “requirements” for PTSD much too broad and as a result there have been thousands who were misdiagnosed…so what should we do, now? You tell me…

 

 

 

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