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Compassionate veteran care: Embracing respect for the individual
- Author: Sigmund Hough, PhD, ABPP/rp,
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As a Veteran, care for Veterans is important to me. I have been blissfully free of necessary trips to the local VA or other medical locations but I have many Vet friends who are caught up in the system. I have worked with medical sites and in the spirit of ensuring everybody works with qualified and well recommended doctors, I created a lengthy article explaining how to research a doctor, how to understand their education and certifications, and what you should look for in choosing a surgeon.
Thank you for sharing your insights that help Veterans.
PTSD is a very complicated biosociopsychological disorder. However, it can, in most indiv, be healed. The meds work to change the nervous system and often lose their effectiveness. much progress has been made w somatic emergent therapies-ways to release the energy that is embodied or contained in the body. An awareness of what state the nervous system is in is quite helpful for this type of awareness or mindfulness helps everyone deal w stressors-especially those w PTSD. pTSD is not a chronic disorder and can be healed. It takes time and resilence to move away from using meds to resolving the embodied energy that is contained in the body. I urge those w pTSD ,friends and families to explore somatic emergent theraphy,as well as, family internal systems therapy.PTSD is basically a faulty way the brain,body and environmental stimuli has processed fear and appropriate extinction of fear. Take CARE
Thank you for sharing your insights and perspectives. Anyone else out there with thoughts to share?
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