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Military Psychiatrists with Personality DisorderDr. Phil Leveque Salem-News.com
Commentary on the New York Times article: Branding Soldiers with Personality Disorders
(MOLALLA, OR) - For almost anybody with more than two brain neurons, the military, especially the Army, is really a weird place. From the bottom up, I was a Private, we knew that Junior Officers passed on orders from above going through one ear and out the other without influencing the two neurons in between as to the ultimate consequences of the order. We lost a lot of men that way.
The NYT featured the article, Branding Soldiers with Personality Disorders This reports the most disgustingly egregious factor coming out of the military for the past several years. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is rampant not only in combat troops but also for many in combat support roles, even Physicians, Nurses and Medical Technicians get it.
The estimate is at least 30%. With about 1.5 million veterans of Iraq, et cetera, that means 450,000 PTSD victims. Not all are severe but time will tell and PTSD can show up even years afterward with some triggering event and even the person does not or will not know if he or she will become afflicted.
It requires a bit of witchcraft and sorcery to define Personality Disorder or to diagnose that in the troubled person. A recruit goes through several medical-type exams before he/she actually gets into the service. If that person is the slightest bit “flakey” they won’t even get in. Basic Training is a real “Ball Buster” and if any recruit doesn’t seem to have some of the order taking gung ho personality to be a real soldier or marine he/she will NEVER get through that training. Even after that they are still under surveillance and can “flunk out” any time.
Personality Disorder is merely a quirk of some commander’s mind. To think that any commander can command a Psychiatrist to label one of his patients with Personality Disorder is grotesque. For example, if a fighter pilot tells the Doctor, “I can’t do this anymore”, the Doctor and the commander better pay attention. The same goes for Infantrymen but it seems they are given tons of medications which makes them zombies but still able to get around even in a stupefied state.
To think that the military has discharged 31,000 troops since 2001 for Personality Disorder is nothing short of criminal. It is CERTAIN most or many were PTSD “burnouts” but certainly not pre-existing Personality Disorders unless the military admits they themselves cause this “mental disorder”. In such cases there is NO difference between Personality Disorder and PTSD.
The information that Psychiatrists at Lewis-McChord base/Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington State were changing PTSD to Pre-existing Personality Disorder is almost the worst I have heard about but it is not confined there. It seems to be happening at all Army, Navy and VA Hospitals.
It is known those hospitals are using medication which do not work most of the time but make things worse and the veterans become alcoholics or illegal drug users, become psychotic, cause spousal and child abuse, commit crimes and commit suicide in large numbers.
Madigan Hospital has removed the “head doctor” and suspended two fake Psychiatrists one of whom mis-diagnosed Capt. Susan Carlson.
Thomas Berger, Executive Director of Vietnam Veterans of America Health Council, is suing the Defense Department seeking records to prove the scandalous actions of the Psychiatrists in the services and the VA. Congress has held hearings on this matter but as usual has done nothing.
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