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12 November 2010 @ 02:40 pm
Post on PTSD  
I was listening to Diane Rhem yesterday. She had two talking heads on, talking about PTSD for Veterans Day.
I got really mad at inaccuracies and the party line they were slinging, so I posted about it.patiencemason.blogspot.com/2010/11/veterans-day-and-im-mad.html.
It is like no one ever thinks or questions what they have heard about PTSD or how the diagnosis reads... Or the fact that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association is, at least in the diagnosis of PTSD, a numbing ritual designed to distance professionals from the pain of traumatic events.
I could rant on but I won't.
candice_ransom on November 12th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
The DSM-V is woefully behind on many diagnoses . . . lots of "between" conditions that are falling through the cracks.
Katherine Quimbywordsrmylife on November 12th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
Why is it people think a diagnosis is all that is needed. As you say, it allows professionals to label things, but because of all the factors, each case will be unique. But you are so right, the cure for PTSD is peace.
Terrimirtlemist on November 13th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
Good post! I'm printing it out to show a friend of mine who has PTSD from severe child abuse. Thank you for the info! I'll also direct her to your blog.
patty1943patty1943 on November 13th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
Please send her to my website too. http://patiencepress.com. There are a bunch of free articles there.
ericavdg: lost in timeericavdg on November 14th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
Good on you for following up on that. I really admire your tenacity at getting the word out for veterans. Bless you!