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Old 09-14-2017, 07:00 PM
 
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Disclaimer - I do not nor do I know anyone personally who suffers from PTSD

I was just walking my family around my usually quiet neighborhood when I hear a lot of yelling (thought it was just typical internal family drama). Yelling was pretty bad - all the curse words you can think of. We will call the person yelling "guy A". 2minutes later I see 5 police trucks speed in armed with assault rifles. Eventually they went to the house with the loud noises and arrested guy A on the ground.

I asked a neighbor of his (just a couple houses down) what happened. He said he's not 100% sure but the guy A's 5 kids ran into in house asking for help. Neighbor mentioned this is not the first time guy A has had issues. Last week a bunch of paramedics were rushed there (no police). Guy A is ex-military and suffers from PTSD and often gets professional treatment. Also mentions since guy A is ex-military he has a lot of weapons.

I'm unfamiliar with PTSD. What could of happened? What is he going through? How does PTSD affect your day to day life?
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:27 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I'm unfamiliar with PTSD. What could of happened? What is he going through? How does PTSD affect your day to day life?
I know, and have met several people with PTSD. There is not a simple answer. You might read this brief explanation from the University of Maryland Medical Center: Post-traumatic stress disorder | University of Maryland Medical Center


Also, a lengthy thread here on city-data about PTSD: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)



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Old 09-15-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Guy A is ex-military and suffers from PTSD and often gets professional treatment. Also mentions since guy A is ex-military he has a lot of weapons.

I'm unfamiliar with PTSD. What could of happened? What is he going through? How does PTSD affect your day to day life?
I'm going to try to be gentle here.

The way you write this is a stereotype, intentional or not. If the guy has multiple firearms, then say it that way. Not "SINCE" he is a veteran.

Type "PTSD" in your internet search engine and start reading.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: The wild horse filled region of Atropia.
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87% of the people that claim they were military and have bad "PTSD" have either never been in the military, were in the military but never deployed, deployed and spent their entire tour chowing on ice cream and watching AFN, or just claim "PTSD" for the disability dollars. OMG a 107 landed on the airfield-another scoop of chocolate? Some even get treated for it.

Of the remaining 13%, 10% may have actually been in the military and may have actually seen some stuff.

3% remaining, maybe 2% of those have seen stuff and have been treated for real "PTSD".

<1% may be that random one off dude that goes without help.

OP, what is "a lot of weapons."? According to some major news sources, a dude with a BB gun and a steak knife is a crazed murdered with a hidden "arsenal" of weapons. Thanks for continuing the hysteria.

"PTSD" is not a blanket excuse to run around acting like a knucklehead.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I'm unfamiliar with PTSD. What could of happened? What is he going through? How does PTSD affect your day to day life?
There are psych subforums on CDF. PTSD isn't a military only malady - folks in all walks of life can get it from any number of threatening life events.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/psychology/
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:25 PM
 
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No one is going to try and diagnose someone based on your post. It would also be pointless to speculate about the cause if he does have PTSD.

It is a topic that is easy enough to research online without asking for speculation.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:42 PM
 
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87% of the people that claim they were military and have bad "PTSD" have either never been in the military, were in the military but never deployed, deployed and spent their entire tour chowing on ice cream and watching AFN, or just claim "PTSD" for the disability dollars. OMG a 107 landed on the airfield-another scoop of chocolate? Some even get treated for it.

Of the remaining 13%, 10% may have actually been in the military and may have actually seen some stuff.

3% remaining, maybe 2% of those have seen stuff and have been treated for real "PTSD".

<1% may be that random one off dude that goes without help.

OP, what is "a lot of weapons."? According to some major news sources, a dude with a BB gun and a steak knife is a crazed murdered with a hidden "arsenal" of weapons. Thanks for continuing the hysteria.

"PTSD" is not a blanket excuse to run around acting like a knucklehead.
100% Truth right here.
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Disclaimer - I do not nor do I know anyone personally who suffers from PTSD

I was just walking my family around my usually quiet neighborhood when I hear a lot of yelling (thought it was just typical internal family drama). Yelling was pretty bad - all the curse words you can think of. We will call the person yelling "guy A". 2minutes later I see 5 police trucks speed in armed with assault rifles. Eventually they went to the house with the loud noises and arrested guy A on the ground.

I asked a neighbor of his (just a couple houses down) what happened. He said he's not 100% sure but the guy A's 5 kids ran into in house asking for help. Neighbor mentioned this is not the first time guy A has had issues. Last week a bunch of paramedics were rushed there (no police). Guy A is ex-military and suffers from PTSD and often gets professional treatment. Also mentions since guy A is ex-military he has a lot of weapons.

I'm unfamiliar with PTSD. What could of happened? What is he going through? How does PTSD affect your day to day life?
Individuals with PTSD are not dangerous. Although PTSD is associated with an increased risk of violence, the majority of Veterans and non-Veterans with PTSD have never engaged in violence. When other factors like alcohol and drug misuse, additional psychiatric disorders, or younger age are considered, the association between PTSD and violence is decreased.

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional...d_violence.asp
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:53 AM
 
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PTSD takes on different forms based upon personal experiences and the psyche of the individual. You could have a group go through the same combat experience but all will have different reactions. Some will develop more defined PTSD symptoms while other may not show any signs.

My personal belief is those veterans with PTSD who have become a problem for family and local police have become a problem due to self medicating (drugs and alcohol).
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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There is a wide spectrum of PTSD and how people deal with it.

My parents were physically abusive and I had nightmares until I was in my 40s [long after I had retired from 20-years of Active Duty], it all depends on how your brain handles it.

I have been on subs during floodings, fires and one at-sea collision, none of which gave me nightmares. Though I served with men who said that the at-sea collision gave them nightmares.
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