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do post traumatic stress disorder facts include the fact that it is never treated :/

post traumatic stress disorder facts are scary, I read somewhere that you have to live with it, as it is untreatbale, only managed.
Category: PTSD 10 years ago
Asked 10 years ago

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I prefer to look on the bright side that you can at least learn how to cope with it with enough effort and support. Here are some posts that can help; Let me know what you think.
Answered 10 years ago

I was not aware that its entirely untreatable. It has been proven that PTSD does alter brain chemistry. I would like to that if brain chemistry can be altered adversely by something then it can also change back to a more healthy state with the right reinforcement. What ,if anything will do that. I do not know. There has been new research showing that the companionship of dogs works very well for ex military with PTSD.
Answered 10 years ago

What exactly would be your definition of treatment? There are treatments and "manageable" should hold no negative connotation. There is no miracle cure for any psychological ailment like PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc. With any of these problems you learn how to cope with it and as you do that it will lose intensity and can go into complete remission. You can also have relapses of mental illnesses. Even if that happens, you can get back into recovery. There is hope. Whatever you read I would just try to put out of your mind, it sounds very dismal when in reality, you can get better and better and better still, even if there is no magic "cure" or pill to make it poof, be gone.
Answered 10 years ago

Though I have PSSD (similar effects to PTSD but stroke not trauma), I am a retired, disabled oncologist who comes from a military family with history that goes all the way to WWI as far as we can trace. Grandfather did something on a bomber in WW2, I unfortunately cant remeber what becuase of my memory loss. I have lost an uncle in the Korean war, Dad is a Vietnam vet but stationed mostly in West Germany where i was born. he is now retired. Raised pretty much at military bases all over the world and US. I respect and pray for all our service men and women. It is/was a tough, sometimes thankless job, but I am glad you guys still stand side by side fighting the battle of PTSD together. It wasn't long ago Doctors thought it was all in our heads......the doctors that do believe it now is still a small minority. They are just realizing firemen/women and ppolice officers are experiencing PTSD. Sad, I know. The Doctors have no context to what it is like because they never experienced it.....Treatment.....there is no answer. Its like a cancer, you can't make one drug to cure one cancer. Everyone is different, so each cancer drug has to be built specifically for that person. I have been through a turnstile of drugs, and if I found one that relieved some of the horrors and pain of PSSD (or PTSD in your cases), it wouldn't last long and then I would have to spin the wheel again. I consider our lives like a chalkboard. We have spent years writing on them, then wham, the happening" occurs and the memory is written in a very large font, bolded and in a different color. It stands out like a sore thumb. I can only suggest to continue making positive, good memories and though the "bad memory" will always be there, hopefully the triggers will get diluted down to a point that your episodes don't happen as much. Keep up the fight and thank you all for your service.
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