Veterans And Military

Veteran Nurse
Veteran Nurse

Veterans And Nursing Healthcare

PTSD and depression affects so many of our veterans. Reach out to a veteran you know and show him/her some appreciation! πŸ™‚ Often many of us just turned 17 and joined the ranks of servicemen and women who just wanted to defend this country.

PTSD/WHO is not just a problem for those the United States. It seems, globally this is a pandemic affecting all humans. Not just a few. The headlines from multitudes of news sources show the stresses that life is causing for many.

So, where is the research on what’s causing the most PTSD? War, death, famine, being poor? Dictators keep the spoils of (war) all tho themselves? Research is out there and should be made available to us all.

And, a big one that still after years that I bet causes PTSD.

SLAVERY

Veterans Experience

I’m a veteran and experience some of these very issues. Its debilitating for me at times. Those of you, who know me would never guess.

That’s because I isolate and stay pretty much to myself anymore. Hell you wouldn’t even know I was your friend and for that matter “Where In The World Is Joseph! ” πŸ™‚ Depression sucks.

I try to get out and about. And, when I get hungry after 2 or 3 days, I go get groceries. But, part of PTSD for me, is avoidance and procrastination.

But, If I don’t reach out to you, you won’t reach out to me. Thus affirming, well just affirming. πŸ™‚ It’s a two street as in the quote below from Chesty Puller. Up and down the chain of command. πŸ™‚

This isn’t about me though, It’s about what are you doing or are you doing anything to avoid PTSD or understand it? Is that how you are, by staying to yourself? You stay away from people for one reason or another?

Veterans Administration

https://www.va.gov/index.htm

Interesting Medical News

  • New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment
    A groundbreaking new blood test for genetic biomarkers of PTSD could improve accuracy of diagnosis, precision of treatment, and prediction of future risk. Read more »
  • What to know about complex PTSD
    Complex post-traumatic stress disorder can develop when a person has experienced prolonged or repeated trauma. It can cause additional symptoms, as well as those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here, learn more about complex PTSD, including the causes, symptoms, and treatments. Read more »
  • 'Party drug' could help to treat PTSD
    MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, could potentially help individuals with PTSD. A recent trial adds to the evidence but more work is needed. Read more »
  • Study: Yoga helps back pain among veterans
    In a study including 150 military veterans with chronic low back pain, researcher Dr. Erik J. Read more »
  • Study identifies an enzyme inhibitor to treat Gulf War illness symptoms
    Scientists shed light on the neurological consequences of exposure to low-levels of nerve agents and suggest a drug that could treat some of the toxins' effects. Read more »
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Drugs and PTSD

What’s the perceived correlation between PTSD and the use of drugs? ”
 When a person is in danger, the brain triggers the β€œfight-or-flight” response. “

There are some that need stronger drugs (opiates) due to medical conditions. But, opiates are expensive and most often prescriptions are sold on the street for cash.

Cannabis also known as weed or marijuana helps many with PTSD. And, is safer than alcohol or opiates. Further studies should be done for effectiveness with PTSD.

PTSD and Drugs
PTSD and Drugs

Reference Links And Information

Look Out After Our Own

My definition, the definition that I’ve always believed in, is that esprit de corps means love for one’s own military legion – in my case, the United States Marine Corps. It means more than self-preservation, religion, or patriotism. I’ve also learned that this loyalty to one’s corps travels both ways: up and down. Chesty Puller

PTSD Definition

PSTD Definition
PSTD Definition

Thoughts & Ideas, Joseph Kravis πŸ™‚



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