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(CNN)   A program matches veterans suffering from PTSD with dogs who help them get used to being in social situations again. Tag is for pretty much everyone in this story: the vets, the trainers, and most definitely the dogs   (cnn.com) divider line 7
    More: Hero, PTSD, RAND Corp., Fallujah, veterans, major depression, service dog, James McQuoid  
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2012-06-09 06:21:10 PM
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DrPainMD: If you have a guilty conscience from killing women and children, the most effective ptsd cure is to jump off of a very tall building.



I'm the most anti-war anti-military person you will meet and this is the stupidest most insulting comment I've ever read.
2012-06-09 05:48:58 PM
3 votes:
This whole "hero" thing every time someone in the military gets mentioned is getting kind of old. Yes, its commendable, but I'm kind of getting sick of everyone worshipping them on every turn, everywhere you go.

The volunteers training the dogs, on the other hand, are definitely deserving of the tag. People like that are doing a mostly thankless and compensation-less job purely to help those who need it. Hats off to them.
2012-06-09 07:53:12 PM
2 votes:

DrPainMD: KidneyStone: DrPainMD: If you have a guilty conscience from killing women and children, the most effective ptsd cure is to jump off of a very tall building.

One of my friends has horrible PTSD and he never killed any women or children. He saw three of his best friends killed in three separate IED attacks

If you're not trolling then the there's something seriously wrong with you. Like "you tortured animals as a child" wrong

No, I'm right; like "I have no sympathy for anything that happens to people who participate in wars of aggression against people who have never done anything to us" right.

Those "insurgents" they keep telling us about: those are people desperately trying to defend their families from a foreign invading army.


Here's the kicker. You're part of our representative republic so the blood is on your hands as well. Sure, these young men and women executed our demands, but we (including you) demanded it.

You don't let loose the dogs of war not expecting carnage.

Even if you attempted, you failed to stop it and because of that the blame is equally on you. Welcome to America.

Now go and try to wash that blood off your hands.
2012-06-09 10:28:16 PM
1 votes:

poe_zlaw: what the cat dragged in: phoxxy: Hubby has PTSD so getting a kick yadda, yadda.... (not so much).

He's on Lorazepam (mood stabilization), Lamotrigine (for the anxiety) and Trazodone (so he can sleep at night).

He's got a request in through the VA to had our cats to be documented as service animals. You might laugh, but when my husband is having a bad day, they seem to know and at least one or more of them curl up with him to make him feel better or calm him down. He'll sit there for an hour or more petting the cat and when done he's much improved.

It's really been a blessing to have them. Some days I think they are of more help than the drugs. :)

Have you looked into equine therapy? The DoD has been using and supporting this for some time. A bit more about it from the horse's, er, mouth

Guys, he isnt trolling. I feel the same way. The military in the US is voluntary. Those "insurgents" are no different than what you would be if a military force invaded the US with far superior capabilities than our defenses. People opted to go to the war. Nobody forced anyone to go over seas and invade a country and kill civilians. II dont give a sh*t if your friend died in front of you while fighting. Why the hell did we go Iraq? whats heroic about anything that went on over there? People tried to kill you because you helped invade a country for no reason.


And signing up for the military is voluntary, what happens after that largely is not. Service personell do not get to "opt out" of deployments without taking a dishonerable discharge which would cling to their employment record for the rest of their lives.

And the Stop Loss program ensured that the men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan saw longer tours of duty then soldiers saw in WWII.

So blaming them for the invasion of Iraq is just ignorant and spiteful.

Bush and Co. bear the entire blame for Iraq.

Now if you can't muster up some sympathy for someone coping with horrors you can't imagine, then just stop being a dick and shut up.
2012-06-09 10:20:02 PM
1 votes:

poe_zlaw: what the cat dragged in: phoxxy: Hubby has PTSD so getting a kick yadda, yadda.... (not so much).

He's on Lorazepam (mood stabilization), Lamotrigine (for the anxiety) and Trazodone (so he can sleep at night).

He's got a request in through the VA to had our cats to be documented as service animals. You might laugh, but when my husband is having a bad day, they seem to know and at least one or more of them curl up with him to make him feel better or calm him down. He'll sit there for an hour or more petting the cat and when done he's much improved.

It's really been a blessing to have them. Some days I think they are of more help than the drugs. :)

Have you looked into equine therapy? The DoD has been using and supporting this for some time. A bit more about it from the horse's, er, mouth

Guys, he isnt trolling. I feel the same way. The military in the US is voluntary. Those "insurgents" are no different than what you would be if a military force invaded the US with far superior capabilities than our defenses. People opted to go to the war. Nobody forced anyone to go over seas and invade a country and kill civilians. II dont give a sh*t if your friend died in front of you while fighting. Why the hell did we go Iraq? whats heroic about anything that went on over there? People tried to kill you because you helped invade a country for no reason.


Dude, I marched in two of the protests before we invaded Iraq.

Blaming the soldiers for the decisions of politcians is farked up and the second biggest mistake this country made regarding Vietnam.

And this isn't the thread to get your self-righteous biatch on anyway. These men and women are suffering, whining about a war that is over isn't going to help them.

And the a-hole who told service personell with far more backbone than he has to jump off a roof is a farking waste of human DNA.
2012-06-09 10:06:14 PM
1 votes:

phoxxy: Hubby has PTSD so getting a kick yadda, yadda.... (not so much).

He's on Lorazepam (mood stabilization), Lamotrigine (for the anxiety) and Trazodone (so he can sleep at night).

He's got a request in through the VA to had our cats to be documented as service animals. You might laugh, but when my husband is having a bad day, they seem to know and at least one or more of them curl up with him to make him feel better or calm him down. He'll sit there for an hour or more petting the cat and when done he's much improved.

It's really been a blessing to have them. Some days I think they are of more help than the drugs. :)


Dogs, cats, horses, dolphins, rats. A lot of mammals are used in this kind of therapy, there does seem to be a "mammalian empathy" sense, especially among the more intelligent species.

Had rats in college, they could always sense when I was feeling blue. They'd crowd at the side of the cage I was at and squeak until I took them out, then they'd sit on my shoulders and lap and let me pet and play with them. The ones on my shoulders liked to lick my earlobes and neck in a motherly manner. Never did it when I was happy or with anyone else.

/miss my little ratties
2012-06-09 08:09:36 PM
1 votes:
Hubby has PTSD so getting a kick yadda, yadda.... (not so much).

He's on Lorazepam (mood stabilization), Lamotrigine (for the anxiety) and Trazodone (so he can sleep at night).

He's got a request in through the VA to had our cats to be documented as service animals. You might laugh, but when my husband is having a bad day, they seem to know and at least one or more of them curl up with him to make him feel better or calm him down. He'll sit there for an hour or more petting the cat and when done he's much improved.

It's really been a blessing to have them. Some days I think they are of more help than the drugs. :)

DrPainMD: KidneyStone: DrPainMD: If you have a guilty conscience from killing women and children, the most effective ptsd cure is to jump off of a very tall building.

One of my friends has horrible PTSD and he never killed any women or children. He saw three of his best friends killed in three separate IED attacks

If you're not trolling then the there's something seriously wrong with you. Like "you tortured animals as a child" wrong

No, I'm right; like "I have no sympathy for anything that happens to people who participate in wars of aggression against people who have never done anything to us" right.

Those "insurgents" they keep telling us about: those are people desperately trying to defend their families from a foreign invading army.


There is no point to arguing with a troll like this, KidneyStone. He's uneducated and just looking for a rise. Ignore and drive on.
 
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