How to deal with PTSD in a military setting is a topic that is constantly discussed in the ranks.
Some of the topics discussed include the need to treat veterans with medication and treatment, the role of trauma and coping skills, and how to handle trauma.
But for veterans, it’s a topic they often don’t hear about, and they don’t always understand the psychological effects of combat or trauma.
“The way I think about it, it is that I think that PTSD is a lot like alcohol abuse or depression.
You can’t get a diagnosis if you don’t understand it,” said Col. Ryan M. DeMarco, a psychiatrist in Fort Bliss, Texas.
“It can be something that just happens to you, and it happens to people that you know, and you’re not able to control it.
You’re not going to be able to deal it away or get it under control.”
PTSD can be a very serious condition, but it’s not as dangerous as depression or anxiety, DeMarco said.
And because it’s such a difficult condition, there is no treatment for it.
PTSD symptoms can include: feelings of helplessness or helplessness, a sense of helpless, a loss of control or authority over the events that lead to the PTSD diagnosis, or a lack of control over the situation, DeMario said.
PTSD is diagnosed when a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghanistan experiences any of the following symptoms: Posttraumatic stress disorder, a lasting and significant change in emotional state or behavior; difficulty functioning in daily life, such as difficulty concentrating or engaging in activities, social interactions, or hobbies; feelings of guilt, shame, anger, or panic attacks; loss of appetite; or other physical symptoms.
In the U.S., a PTSD diagnosis can also be made by a military medical professional, such a a psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker.
DeMarcus said that a diagnosis is made when there is a clear clinical picture and the symptoms are clinically evident.
“When you have symptoms that you are experiencing, and that are being diagnosed, you need to be a bit more cognizant of that because it can be hard for people to grasp the severity of what’s going on,” DeMarco added.
PTSD can affect a person’s ability to perform tasks and communicate with others, and may result in cognitive impairment.
It also can affect how the person deals with the stress of war, the effects of a traumatic event on relationships, and the possibility of developing substance abuse.
DeMario believes that PTSD should be treated as a separate mental health issue and should be a treatable condition.
“The more severe the symptoms, the more you need the treatment,” DeMarcus explained.
“If you have a chronic illness, you’re going to need to take care of that, and when you don`t, it can get worse and worse.”
PTSD is not the only disorder that can affect combat veterans, however.
PTSD also can lead to other health problems, such anxiety and depression, anxiety and panic attacks, PTSD-related anxiety disorders, PTSD in children, and substance abuse issues.
“They are all mental health disorders,” De Marco said.
“But PTSD is definitely more common and more prevalent among the combat-veterans.”
PTSD in veterans can be caused by the trauma of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The trauma of that war is one of the reasons that soldiers are exposed to so many stressors in the battlefield, including combat and other military trauma.
PTSD affects a person when they experience flashbacks, flashbacks of an event that occurred before the war, flashbacks or nightmares that occur during the war and flashbacks of traumatic experiences.
PTSD often causes PTSD-like symptoms and symptoms that include: intrusive thoughts or images of the past, such if the individual remembers the person who committed the crime, or flashbacks of the trauma; thoughts or thoughts of a person or thing that caused the trauma, such an an incident in a situation, a person, or place; feelings or feelings of hopelessness, such feelings of being hopeless or that there is nothing you can do about it; a sense that things don’t seem to be going well or that the person is not succeeding, such the person experiencing PTSD is feeling low, hopeless, or that their life is going to get better; an inability to concentrate or concentrate on anything and the inability to engage in normal activities, such people with PTSD often experience difficulty in concentrating and staying motivated or performing tasks at work and school, and sometimes in school and work as well, De Marco added.
“In my experience, most people with traumatic experiences in the past have PTSD,” DeMario explained.
The problem with PTSD is that people often try to blame the victim for the trauma.
“I have seen many times people blame themselves for the pain that they suffered because of the crime that they committed,” DeLucas said.
DeLucases PTSD symptoms include: flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts about the past; thoughts about a person who did the crime or a person responsible for the crime