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Did you know you could get PTSD because your husband deployed?

Posted by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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At least according to this chick over in another group you can :)

Have fun with this one :)

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4ever-SJ
by Gold Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM

I have friends who have been diagnosed with ptsd after traumatic and abusive childhood experiences. I couldn't exclude the possibility of developing a form of ptsd if my combat-stressed spouse brought it home.

LuvMyBoy08
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM
Hmmm, well I guess some people handle it better than others. My DH is on his 3rd and although he has a form of PTSD, I have never.
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AbriCrazy
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:17 PM
Its not unheard of.
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violinjewel
by Julia on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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Haven't heard of that before, but I guess it's possible.
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.oOMellyOo.
by Silver Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:21 PM

no no, you misunderstand. Not that your DH came home with PTSD, but because he deployed you could have PTSD simply from him being gone.

Quoting 4ever-SJ:

I have friends who have been diagnosed with ptsd after traumatic and abusive childhood experiences. I couldn't exclude the possibility of developing a form of ptsd if my combat-stressed spouse brought it home.


4ever-SJ
by Gold Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:26 PM

i don't think that's impossible either. there are many events that can occur and some have a more fragile state of mental health than others. the constant worry and fear of what might happen to a deployed loved one could be enough to tip someone over the edge.

Quoting .oOMellyOo.:

no no, you misunderstand. Not that your DH came home with PTSD, but because he deployed you could have PTSD simply from him being gone.

Quoting 4ever-SJ:

I have friends who have been diagnosed with ptsd after traumatic and abusive childhood experiences. I couldn't exclude the possibility of developing a form of ptsd if my combat-stressed spouse brought it home.



.oOMellyOo.
by Silver Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:28 PM

I can agree that depression or anxiety could happen ( and does quite often) though I think that PTSD would be stretching it with out a traumatic experience to trigger it.

Quoting 4ever-SJ:

i don't think that's impossible either. there are many events that can occur and some have a more fragile state of mental health than others. the constant worry and fear of what might happen to a deployed loved one could be enough to tip someone over the edge.

Quoting .oOMellyOo.:

no no, you misunderstand. Not that your DH came home with PTSD, but because he deployed you could have PTSD simply from him being gone.

Quoting 4ever-SJ:

I have friends who have been diagnosed with ptsd after traumatic and abusive childhood experiences. I couldn't exclude the possibility of developing a form of ptsd if my combat-stressed spouse brought it home.




AbriCrazy
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:32 PM
Honestly, its not unheard of. Individuals with severe mental issues feel a sense of abandonment when their spouse deploys.

Some tend to get off of their meds, which in turn causes them to hallucinate and/or cause bodily injury to themselves or others. These events are traumatic and when they realize what it is they have done, they spiral into a depression.

It really is sad.


Quoting .oOMellyOo.:

no no, you misunderstand. Not that your DH came home with PTSD, but because he deployed you could have PTSD simply from him being gone.

Quoting 4ever-SJ:

I have friends who have been diagnosed with ptsd after traumatic and abusive childhood experiences. I couldn't exclude the possibility of developing a form of ptsd if my combat-stressed spouse brought it home.


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JerseyAirGurl
by Ada on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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What is traumatic to one person may not be the same for another.... You never know.
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gatorswife1401
by Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:39 PM
Secondary PTSD isn't that uncommon to the spouses who become caregivers to their wounded warrior spouses. But I could understand a spouse possibly having PTSD while a spoused is deployed. Everyone handles things differently
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