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Stress, Not Craziness

Stress, Not Craziness

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One of the most important things that I tell soldiers is, they're not crazy. They're having a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. I don't like the word post-traumatic stress "disorder," because to me it's not a disorder. You send somebody to war; they smell their best friend burning to death; they're picking up body parts; they have the blood of the enemy and their own soldiers on their hands. How does that not affect them in some way? A normal reaction is going to be having some type of stress about it. The key word in post-traumatic stress disorder is "stress."

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Stress is a normal reaction in combat situations. Keep in mind that for service members injured by an improvised explosive device (IED), not only was the blast a horrific and stressful event in and of itself, but it may have killed or injured close comrades.

John Rigg, an M.D. and rehabilitation specialist, discusses battlefield stress.

 

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First ii ve ever heard this.dana e. 4TBIs in1 yr. Pluz PTSD THX.

Aug 16th, 2014 5:41am

 


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