Alright, I know I have gotten lazy with my daily takes. I've been taking some time to get my mind in order. I also kinda had writers block. So here. I usually make posts about sexual behaviour and men vs women. I've gotten sick of controversy so this time I'm making a different post. Today we are discussing PTSD (Post Tramatic Stress Disorder) in persons outside of the Military. Without further ado here we go!
What is PTSD?
Well it's exactly what it sounds like. A persons mental stability collapses and causes things like emotional break downs and random out lashes after a extensively tragic experience.
Why is it commonly associated with military work?
Well this one is pretty obvious. Watching friends and brothers/sisters be shot down before your eyes and killing other human beings is not something that the brain can process. The brain is a very very logical organ. As much as people say "Women are driven by emotion and Men are driven by logic" everyone runs on logic. If your can't process something logically it triggers an emotional reaction. Hence the reason why a death in the family may affect some people emotionally very much and another person not at all. So PTSD is not something that always happens in military work but it is the most common place for it to happen. Killing another human being without justification is not something your brain will accept. Think of it this was, your index finger is about as dense as a garden carrot. You could bite it off with ease. However, hurting yourself is not something your brain will let you do. Which is why people who can harm themselves immensely and frequently are such a danger to society. Same thing. You can easily kill another person. However usually your brain won't let you unless your brain thinks your life is being threatened.
How does it happen outside of military work?
Well different things can trigger it. Something as simple as a car crash can cause PTSD. Especially if someone you care about was severely hurt or killed. Your brain won't be able to process that it's your irresponsiblity that caused it. It may not be your fault but your subconscious won't think that way. So your brain will repeat the memory trying to process what happened causing a stronger emotional reaction every time. Another common thing out side of military work is a suicide of a loved one. Your brain will be thinking you could've done something to prevent it and replay different scenarios of how you could've stopped it but because you couldn't your brain will never find piece and... Well... You know what happens after that.
How do you treat it?
Most doctors will prescribe an Anti-Cortisol drug to prevent your brain from generating excessive amounts of cortisol (Cortisol is your natural stress hormone) to bring down the affects of PTSD. Other doctors will prescribe a placebo or even a testosterone enhancer. In large you can't really rid yourself of PTSD. You can actively treat it, but sadly, it will never go away permanently.
PTSD is a very horrible mental condition and can happen to any body. If you do have PTSD my heart goes out to you and I wish you the best of luck getting your closure. As for those who have people with PTSD in their lives (whether it be a family member or a spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend) be supportive and understanding. If you leave them it'll make things worse. However people with PTSD are prone to violent out bursts. If you feel you are in danger of any kind contact the police and find a safe to stay. Don't cut them out of your life entirely. If their condition gets any better they will want to talk to you. The violent out burst isn't their fault. Granted they should held accountable it is likely that they never meant any harm and were acting on instinct. That's not their fault. So don't label them a wife beater or anything. Just get yourself to safety and continue to try to help from the background. I wish you all the best of luck and hopefully saved some people and/or relationships. I also hope I helped some people with PTSD better understand their condition.
Sorry for any spelling mistakes and I hope at some people who have the disorder get better and find their closure!