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Gulf War Veterans With Chronic Disabilities
Hard to answer: I can't say no but also can't say yes. There are a lot of things that are unknown about the cause of each. It is clear that narcolepsy is relatively uncommon but that there are patients that have been diagnosed with gws and also have narcolepsy. More studying needs to be done on each condition separately and those that have both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PTSD effects on fami: Can be damaging for veteran and family. Combat capacity can be reduced, endurance reduced as soldier is not at perfect health before engaging action. Mind not as sharp though already in hyper-arousal state. Wrongful decision-making hurt split second decision in life and death matter. Family harmony disturbed by extreme tension of untreated ptsd which aggravates with time. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could 20 yrs of army service as bomb dog handler/military police non combat, cause gad and panic disorder with agrabaphobia?
It depends: How you end up after such a long experience depends on your genetics, your background, your supports, and your ability to deal with frightening situations. I don't know about the diagnoses you've listed, as ptsd might be more expected than those. At the very least, you could easily be in for some kind of anxiety -- undiagnosable without full evaluation. You could see a psychiatrist & find out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Harshly: Veterens with post-traumatic stress disorder ("ptsd") often have intrusive memories of an experience in which they felt extreme threat to their physical or psychological well-being. These intrusive memories can be in the form of flashbacks, nightmares, or even "re-living" the trauma in the present. Other symptoms can include avoiding places that remind of the trauma or just feeling numb. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I be declared to have a mental illness disability for borderline personality disorder in tennessee?
"Pop" misconception: One of the cruelest things that you can do is tell someone with real mental illness to "snap out of it." things that are easy for most of us are very difficult for people who have brain anatomy or chemistry disturbances or whose life experience has forced them to learn behaviors and attitudes unlike yours. You have little insight when you dream; don't expect others to self-cure. Urge compliance. ...Read more
Most don't have PTSD: Most military personnel do not even serve in combat areas. And most of the ones who do, do not experience the kinds of traumatic situations that can lead to ptsd. And even of the small minority who *are* exposed to psychological trauma, not all go on to suffer ptsd. Getting ptsd appears to result from a combination of personality factors plus trauma exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gulf War Syndrome: Menstrual problems (heavy cycles, menstrual cramping, pregnancy losses, difficulty conceiving, hormonal imbalances, gain or loss of weight) which are chronic and not clearly medically explained (which may be paired with fibromyalgia or joint pain) are eligible to make claim for Gulf War Syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SIDS: I would say this is an alte, or an apparent life threatening event vs. Surviving sids. It is reasonable to say if your brain was without oxygen for a significant amount of time than it is possible that later there could be a ld. It could be hard to prove on a case by case basis the exact cause of a ld. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Extremely painful: Ptsd is very painful and frightening for anyone -- including war veterans. It can make them unable to sleep; be constantly on guard for danger; have flashbacks of horrifying events; feel numb to many emotions; lash out in fear & anger; and can destroy relationships. There is help for this condition, through a variety of therapies and medications as needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you explain major depressive disorder in a spouse to someone who has never dealt with mental illness?
I'm a 44 yr old retired combat veteran, who is retired. After a 20 year carrer, i'm suffering severe symptoms of ptsd, and severe stress. The local va?
Application: Our promise to our veterans is that we will be there to help if you put youself in harm's way. I thank you for your service to our country please do get in contact with the va in your area. You will need to file an application. Don't do the application without help. Seek out the free assistance of a service officer from the va, dav, amvets, order of the purple heart etc. They are used to >>>. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
12hrs of ruminating & dysfunctional 24hr post Crisis in marriage triggered by external stressors; work, environment, inlaws, chores. Have I snapped?
US Dept of Education: From dr. Mark batshaw's book, children with disabilities, the national center for education services in 2011 reported that over 6. 6 million students received special education sevices in 2007-08, of which 2.5 million were classified as having specific learning disabilities. And that's just school-aged children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most Do: The best estimates of the effect of psychiatric disorders on employment come from the national comorbidity survey. This survey suggests that in men with a psychiatric disorder are about a 10 - 15% less likely to be working than those without a disorder. The effect in women is a bit less. So the answer is most do work. ...Read more
How do you mean it?: I suppose the folks handling decisions are the best ones to ask, but i really can't imagine how severe bipolar disorder would not qualify as a disability - at least partial. However, many bi-polar people do work even though it is difficult. But, if you mean: can i hold an employer to blame for being diagnosed as bi-polar, probably not. ...Read more
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