PTSD is not the only issue that you as a Veteran may be left with after serving our country. There are a multitude of presenting problems that may loom unexpectedly after discharge from the regimented system you were accustomed to in the military.
There you did most everything collectively. This makes decision making a very unique process, especially when you have been immersed for a number of years in the military way of life.
Sometimes after traumatic experiences, the memories of those experiences become lost in the depths of the limbic part of your brain. As a result, you may have found yourself making many of your decisions based on emotion and not on an intellectual basis.
That is treatable, and with the help of a therapist, I have seen many Veterans overcome the many obstacles they are faced with after discharge from the military.
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- I read and participate in most of the Veteran blogs here on LinkedIn and for the most part, it's enjoyable and I learn along with the exchanging of points of view with other Veterans. There are conversations I have a problem participating in though, and I think it's because I stop myself - I get the feeling that the...more
- I have been working with Veterans for nearly twenty-years now and have drawn the following conclusion in regards to adjustment problems Veterans face after recently being discharged from the military. Being depressed because things aren't working out the way we planned is in my opinion, a normal response. In fact, if the transition isn't working as planned, consider seeing...more
- Often, after experiencing a trauma, survivors feel relief to be alive. That's not long-lived though. What may follow are feelings such as, stress, fear, anger, and a preoccupation with the trauma event itself. Almost always, there will be a high level of arousal or a ramp-up of feelings that cause them to react strongly to not only sounds but...more