A new book says LISTENING helps troubled vets heal. Clinical training is unnecessary. Saying they have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is harmful. “A sustained emotional reaction to the horror of war is not a disorder,” Paula J. Caplan says. “What would be a healthy response to war?”
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Critics of the way mental health professionals administer psychiatric medicine make valid points, but sometimes, in their zeal, they do it in a way that might cause harm.
Writing or telling the story of how you overcame serious emotional difficulty is always good for you. Going public with your story is good for other people, but not necessarily for you. Here are tips on how to tell your story, and whether you should go public.
My 60th birthday is the 30th anniversary of the start of my recovery from catastrophic illness. I had some painful times in my 20′s that still hurt if I think about them too much.
Traumatic experiences become post-traumatic stress disorder when the feelings surrounding them invade the involuntary centers of the brain, such as the “fight or flight” response. Returning war veterans are making it a social issue as well as an individual and family issue. The best intervention is support from peers.