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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 11:26 PM
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WP: Home but Still Haunted (Iraq Women Vets PTSD)
Edited on Sat Aug-19-06 11:43 PM by RamboLiberal
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

There are times when Trinette Johnson's life seems to stall, when she finds herself staring at the ceiling fan in her bedroom, watching the blades spin, her mind hung on nothing -- not her receptionist job, not her fiance, not her ailing father or her four children.

Not even the war.

The war, of course, is always there somewhere, she said, an unseen force in her life, sometimes producing moments of blank detachment, sometimes stirring up anger like nothing she has ever known.

More than two years after returning from duty in Iraq, she has found herself yelling and cursing at other drivers on the road. Panicked in crowds. Seized with fear at the sight of highway overpasses and tunnels that might suddenly explode.

Doctors gave the 32-year-old Johnson, who served in the D.C. National Guard, a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, which has plagued thousands of U.S. troops after combat in Iraq -- bringing on flashbacks, numbness, rage and anxiety and leaving many at odds with their old lives, families and jobs.

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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 11:46 PM
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1. With the new study she will be denied
http://www.vawatchdog.org

read for yourselfs replugs now have the ammo to cut PTSD
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 11:51 PM
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2. I will get my butt kicked my better halfs site read all you can on PTSD an
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