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Psychopathic Training in the Military and Military Suicides

I have seen PTSD at the front lines and in my medical practice.

Kabul, Afghanistan night shot
Kabul, Afghanistan night shot by Tim King

(PORTLAND, OR) - I am sure that most civilians have no idea that the military actually trains its soldiers and Marines to be psychopathic killers, but when one is in combat it is "kill or be killed" and the soldier or Marine has about one millisecond to make up his mind that he would rather live. Hesitation is lethal.

We combat men don't like to think of ourselves as psychopaths but most of us resent that we are constantly being ordered into these lethal situations. We are concurrently trained to fear not only the enemy, but our own sergeants and officers. They also are being trained to do the same but they are in the preferential position of ordering or possibly leading a patrol or a combat attack. The stress goes sky high in these situations. Patrol leaders also have a sky high casualty rate. Those sergeants and louie's, mostly have a bunch of privates protecting them but frequently the whole patrol or squad gets killed. After one week in combat, one becomes a veteran. The first week is the most lethal.

What I have described above, is the sequence producing combat terror and/or TBI's (Traumatic Brain Injury) which usually end up being PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) for combat veterans this may end up with about thirty percent with severe PTSD in which case, major medical care is absolutely necessary.

The Army (and Marines) appear to be treating these combat men and women with every type of pharmaceutical "devil's brew" they can prescribe. Newspapers and TV reports are rife with stories of these drug failures. What these drug failures have caused are repeated headlines of military suicide. What most articles do not say is that these prescriptions are frequently used for suicides. Some stories state that it is the veteran's own weapon but this is usually a last resort. It is quick and certain whereas taking an overdose of drugs may turn out to be totally counterproductive. The fact is that the prescriptions used by the military and VA frequently cause such severe adverse side effects that the victim wishes he were dead.

I have posted several articles about this from the viewpoint of a Combat Infantryman who became a physician treating PTSD victims. I have seen PTSD at the front lines and in my medical practice.

On January 20, 2011, I posted Doctor Suicides Versus Military Suicides, both professions are subject to the same psychological terror. On June 26, 2012 I posted, Military Suicides: Are they Killing Our Best Fighters? The answer is yes! The third was, Military Suicides Continued: Critique of Time Magazine Article. The article propounded the statement that, "Bad marital relationships cause PTSD and suicide". They got that backwards. PTSD causes bad marital relationships, in which case the wife and children may end up with stress caused PTSD.

I am relieved to see that at least one reference, The Huffington Post surveyed at least 23 articles which in essence condemned the military and VA for causing the sociopathic behavior and suicides".


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