Veterans Day [Nov 11th] Are you afraid of Military Veterans?  

rm_tru82 34M
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11/7/2005 4:14 pm

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Veterans Day [Nov 11th] Are you afraid of Military Veterans?

With the introduction of the movie Jarhead, an assumed war movie that is actually a documentary of how one veteran gets his war issues, and the upcoming Veterans day, I bring up a question:

Are you afraid of Military Veterans because of their mental problems?

Many veterans, including myself, come back from war with an Anxiety Disorder classified as P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). This is a disorder that can cause one or more of the following problems, that can last for a short time, or in other cases, for the rest of that veterans life:
1) Difficulty falling or staying asleep
2) irritability or outbursts of anger
3) difficulty concentrating
4) hypervigilance (always paranoid of danger)
5) exaggerated startle responce
6) excessive stress
7) flashbacks
survivors guilt
9) inability to cope with surroundings
10) occasiona depression

Many veterans are given Anxiety Medication, Sleeping Medication, sometimes Depression medication and a few others simply to let them live more regular lives. Anyway, do you know anyone like this? Have you met anyone like this? And if so, Are you frightened of them?

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
11/7/2005 5:50 pm

Of course we're all crazy.
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