Tuesday, April 23, 2013

PTSD {PTS} is Not Only War Theater nor Soldiers Of

Which has been the very important message, within many, Ignored, only one of very many issues a country served refuses it's own sacrifice from the wars supported, by the Country since we Vietnam veterans, started coming home from, and supporters of, mostly from those anti-war coalitions, have been trying to make not only to the Country but the World population to understand for over forty some years and has always existed within the human community and frankly any living species with the ability to think and process thought. War theaters bring on more intense trauma's in those fighting in and the populations that exist within, 24/7 possibility of intense extreme trauma, actions, site of, thoughts of, at anytime and for many often. It's the opposite of what most are brought up to believe life will be and the reality of what happens in individual or group lives.

PTSD May Strike Bostonians in Bombing, Lockdown Aftermath
April 23, 2013 - Less than a week after Andrew King moved to Cambridge, Mass., from Little Rock, Ark., the 26-year-old biostatistician found himself living under lockdown, along with a million or so others, as law enforcement hunted for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

With no cable hookup and his cell phone's Internet connection on the fritz, he found out about the lockdown from a friend in Atlanta.

"As soon as I read the text, I ran back in my room and literally covered my head with the sheets," he said. "It was terrifying."

For several hours, King huddled in his unpacked apartment that bordered where the suspect was eventually apprehended, peering out the window at the legions of armed police performing a slow sweep of the streets and driveways. King's friend kept texting him updated news reports, which King tried to reconcile with what he was seeing outside his door.

"It was just unbelievably surreal," he said.

Now that the subject has been apprehended, the city has no doubt breathed a collective sigh of relief. But a nagging sense of insecurity will likely linger for many, said experts.

"There is a particular sense of vulnerability to this act of violence, because these men lived among us. It is one of those traumatic events that are at the very heart of post traumatic stress," said Dr. Paul Ragan, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. read more>>>


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