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Post Reply If your in the Military or any sort? what do you think about PTSD? Does it effect you in any way for example Emotionally
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Posted 6/25/15
What's up everyone? i'm here to ask you all on what you think about PTSD. for those who don't know what PTSD is. your welcome to check this website out to learn a few things about PTSD http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml
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Posted 6/25/15 , edited 6/25/15
lol?... its not good if thats what you want...
Also could turn everything to hell basicly (don't say you were taken by tumblr's)
where its way more dramatic and damaging then what you could nearly ever get from tumblr or any other site.
Posted 6/25/15
PTSD from war I heard is one of the worst kinds.
Have you heard about how war veterans describe what its like being in the battlefield?
Its hard to believe if they anyone of them ever don't have PTSD from that.
Posted 6/25/15 , edited 6/25/15
I recorn they have death to worry about from the get go so It's kind of an extension on that... depending on the role.
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When my grandfather and all of his Air Force friends came back from Vietnam, they all died in accidents.

After experiencing so much danger, life in the USA felt incredibly safe to them. After surviving so much, they felt invincible. Stuff like having to land their aircraft while their cockpit was on fire. Stuff like piloting their A-1 to place it between a landing rescue helicopter and ground fire during an attack run on those ground targets, because the A-1 is better armored and they refuse to let the helicopter get shot down. That stuff happened every day. What was driving a sports car on a mountain road after all that?

My grandfather loved to fly and flew his own plane after getting back to the USA. What made him cry wasn't some flashback, it was hearing the news that his friends had died one after another because they weren't careful.

Anyway, from talking to a lot of vets, it seems that sort of disconnect from reality is more common than PTSD and possibly worse for them. It bothers me a little that things get more attention just because they aren't as subtle.
Posted 6/25/15
Some of the food they feed ya will give u ptsd
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Posted 6/25/15 , edited 6/25/15
Never been in the military, but I do have PTSD. The worst part I suppose is the amnesia. The occasional flashback and panic attack do happen, but only a few times a year.
Posted 6/25/15
One of the worst things you can have the misery of suffering from. Currently reading a bit on WW1 - fuck, those poor men truly suffered from severe shell shock.
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Posted 6/25/15
War is a very strange concept, it plays no role in society and only bring the empire down.

Maybe someday "War" will be fought on machines so no human harm can be done.
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Posted 6/25/15

Biggle wrote:

War is a very strange concept, it plays no role in society and only bring the empire down.

Maybe someday "War" will be fought on machines so no human harm can be done.


War is extreme measure to force one's POLITICAL WILL on others when all other measures fail. A person can start a war by terrorizing a community just because they don't agree with that person's ideology or belief.

War without some kind of human harm is just a fantasy. Even if you may not get harmed physically, but you may get "harmed" mentally and emotionally and financially when someone declares all-out war on you.
Posted 6/25/15
It has effected lots of my friends, really changed personalities of some people.

War will always happen though. Even if we have more drone type warfare humans will continue to die too.

I dont think that many things can change this fact that cant be pulled out of a sci-fi novel...
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Posted 6/25/15
The Greatest Generation suffered in silence, Korean War brought it out some, Vietnam acknowledged it in the later years, later wars allowed for it in planning. Don't confuse it with adrenalin addiction though or concussive brain trauma which can include similar symptoms. My own situation comes from PTSD and CBT in combination. Combat Veterans put their lives on the line for their brothers (and sisters) in arms first, then their families and community next, and concepts of honor-justice-liberty. Some paid the ultimate price, others sacrificed their health, their commonality is going into harm's way for others to live well and safe.
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Posted 6/25/15

King_Derek wrote:

What's up everyone? i'm here to ask you all on what you think about PTSD. for those who don't know what PTSD is. your welcome to check this website out to learn a few things about PTSD http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml


I'm not in the military yet, but my Grandfather was in the Navy during WW2, and he had very bad PTSD.

"the stare", thrashing in the bed, etc. That's what having your best friend dying in front of your eyes, countless radio silence nights where you can't see the hand in front of your face, and kamikaze attacks do to a man.
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Posted 6/25/15
Yeah think?
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Posted 7/9/15
I can't even imagine the pain involved with PTSD.
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