Tag Archives: PTSD

“Captain Newman M.D.” (1964) Told the Truth About Combat Fatigue
Mental Health

“Captain Newman M.D.” (1964) Told the Truth About Combat Fatigue

“Captain Newman, M.D.” (1964) explores combat trauma with humanity and accurate information. It is one of Gregory Peck’s signature roles, with an all-star supporting cast.

How Each of Us Can Help a Troubled War Vet
Mental Health

How Each of Us Can Help a Troubled War Vet

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?”

Criticizing Critics I Agree With
Mental Health

Criticizing Critics I Agree With

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.

If 60 Is The New 50, Why Do My Hips Hurt So Bad?
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If 60 Is The New 50, Why Do My Hips Hurt So Bad?

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.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Tips for Sufferers and Families
Mental Health

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Tips for Sufferers and Families

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.