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View Poll Results: WHY DOES ONLY ABOUT 50% VETS WITH PTSD SEEK TREATMENT
Because the PTSD Stigma prevents them from coming forward. 6 42.86%
Because of all the Department of Veterans Affairs road blocks thrown at the veterans 2 14.29%
Because PTSD is NOT a real disability 0 0%
Something Else (Please Post) 2 14.29%
Other 3 21.43%
not sure 1 7.14%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-18-2015, 03:13 PM
 
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WHY DOES ONLY ABOUT 50% VETS WITH PTSD SEEK TREATMENT
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:25 PM
 
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Both options 1 and 2
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:45 PM
 
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Not every person who has PTSD actually realizes they have PTSD. Some just want to tough it out and get over it. Nightmares will gradually subside becoming less frequent. However, trigger events may not be known until they're encountered. These triggers can be a smell or something else that reminds them of the traumatic event.

I nearly drowned inside a Navy ship in the bilges. Didn't know how it effected me until I had chemicals in my eyes and the ER had to flush my eyes. I Almost took off running.
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:47 PM
 
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In WW2, the Brits called it LMF or lack of moral fiber.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:14 AM
 
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In WW2, the Brits called it LMF or lack of moral fiber.
Thank God that most of us are more educated now.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:36 AM
 
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Sometimes it shares a trait with drug addiction where you have to hit bottom before you get help. There is a lot of destruction in their wake when that is the case.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I bet a lot of it just feels hopeless.
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Lot of people, especially guys, don't like to seek help for mental issues. They prefer to deal with it on their own. Plus many deny there is a problem to begin with. This is not the case with just PTSD, but any kind of mental condition, including depression and applies to military and non-military alike.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Because the 50% number is bogus. There's no way of knowing who has or doesn't have it.
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:35 PM
 
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Who wants to get snowed with psychoactive drugs... so why go

Who wants to get labeled as sick, lame, or lazy.. so why go

Who wants a jacket labeling them as nutterbutters.. so why go

Who wants to sits for hours... wait for weeks... get put off for months... just to see a psych nurse or be told you're fine... so why go

Who wants to go to a place where you see on the news is screwing you and your buds over as a number instead of treating them with honor.... so why go
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