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Do you know anyone with post traumatic stress disorder

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Apr 4, 2005.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    If you could would you please share your expirences with post traumatic stress disorder and your advice for dealing and interacting with someone who strugles with it.
     
  2. Are you asking personally, or as a preist in training sort of thing?
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I am asking for peoples expirence with this Mental Health condition to further my understanding on the issue.
     
  4. I don't know anyone personally who suffers from it, so I only know what I learned through research for school. My grandfather has a lot of bad memories from the Korean War, but he doesn't have flashbacks or depression, some of the tell-tale symptoms. Many, many of our nation's homeless vets suffer for PTSD though.
     
  5. I suffer from it a bit then and now,, I think I was a tad bit wack before though. This is what I am afflicked with.. so be it. http://www.aaets.org/article128.htm I have my days.,.. :meh:
     
  6. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    With your condition does heavy stress produce high anxiety with a sense of impending doom?.
     
  7. scottz0369

    scottz0369

    Mar 1, 2005
    Oahu, Hawaii
    get me offline for more info. I'm an active duty Marine (infantryman). I also have some training in PTSD and I'm the program manager for the substance abuse rehabilitation dept for the Naval Hospital in Okinawa---My first and foremost bit of advice would be to get a person who is showing symptoms -- or you think is showing symptoms of this ---to a qualified professional. Here's a good general resource http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/facts/disasters/fs_screen_disaster.html to learn a bit more.

    PTSD can manifiest itself in many ways (intrusive thoughts, depression, anxitey, substance abuse), and it doesn't typically get "better" on it's own.

    if this person was/is in the military there are military-specific assesment tools for it, as well as counselors/psychs/and chaplains trained to deal with it on base. Chaplains are a great resource to begin with, and can offer great support and counseling on the spiritual side (which is hugely important), but don't overlook some of the other specialists in the mental health field. The best chaplains I know have a really good referral/resource list.

    If you don't have experience in working with it, find someone who does--it's easy to inadvertantly do more harm than good.

    Again, get with me offline for additional info.

    Scott in Okinawa
    GySgt, US Marines
     
  8. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

  9. Yep. just some light stress will start it , it's not nearly as bad as it use to be though, I credit time and my faith for that but it is something I deal with almost every day..,,Psychs and drugs really did not do it for me. I think I took every psych med out there. There was one med I took that seemed to help but I had to stop taking it because it had a side affect that caused my WBC to drop.. If I start to wig out I take a Attivan and chill by myself. or I'll take a long nap and I usaully feel better. I am OK but not perfect yet :)
     
  10. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    I am happy to here things are looking up for you. :)