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Wierd question.

I know every People are different. But after the Military men come back home from deployment how bad can the PTSD (Post traumatic thing) get? I know my brother was somewhat bad, but what's the limit of bad? No bashing please, just asking. I also might sound extremely ignorant...

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SamJ321

Asked by SamJ321 at 9:10 AM on Jun. 6, 2011 in Relationships

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  • Not everyone that comes back from deployment gets PTSD. And those that do end up with PTSD, it differs from person to person.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:14 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • If you or your brother think he has PTSD, please encourage him to get some help. Like PP said, it varies from person to person but he would definitely benefit from counseling.
    EgoTryptophan

    Answer by EgoTryptophan at 9:55 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • Walter Reed Hospital has been doing some great studies on PTSD and the best treatments for it. Have a Google and read up on it, it's pretty interesting stuff.
    Fistandantalus

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 10:33 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • Great question! Most service members experience normal reactions to the abnormal stressors of war. These are normal, adaptive behaviors, which generally decrease, even cease, when service members return home. When normal behaviors do not return, it is appropriate to seek help.
    - The DCoE Outreach Center is available 24/7 to provide resources and answer questions on psychological health or traumatic brain injury at 866-966-1020, via e-mail at resources@dcoeoutreach.org or through online chat at http://www.dcoe.health.mil/247help.
    - The Real Warriors Campaign encourages help seeking psychological health care: http://www.realwarriors.net/
    - Afterdeployment.org provides a host of post-deployment topics from PTSD to sleep issues. For helpful articles, self-assessments, videos and more go to http://afterdeployment.org.
    The most important thing is to make sure your loved one gets help. Learn more at http://www.dcoe.health.mil.
    DCoEComm

    Answer by DCoEComm at 5:00 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • My cousin got it really bad. He got married before he left, and his wife was pregnant when he left. He came back a completely different person, mean, nasty, just not good at all. Then she got pregnant again, and he left again, and came back even worse. Hes actually thrown his son out of anger, and now they're getting a divorce. My brother on the other hand, is taking it ok. He still gets really nervous in crowds and stuff. The first time he came back he was talking like war was just a real life video game and talking about how many peoples hes killed and stuff, and he was really proud of himself. The second time he came back, he got hit with shrapnel, and has trouble hearing now, hes a lot less proud, and its now a much more real thing. He doesn't want to go back. Hes a lot more calm than he was before. People handle it differently.
    monstersmommy20

    Answer by monstersmommy20 at 3:54 AM on Jun. 8, 2011

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