PTSD

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The hiring of combat veterans

FOB Fitness will now look for combat veterans who are in danger of receiving drugs for their PTSD and break the chain. By being with other veterans and instructing as they did in the military it will be a better alternative than drugs.

The HIDDEN ENEMY The Military: Psychiatry's Ultimate Testing Grounds.

I'm teaming up with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights to bring knowledge on how fitness and being around other veterans can help with people who may have the potential for PTSD. Please click on the link at the bottom of the page or click on the photo on the left for a video on PTSD and pass it along

Combat veterans

If you're a high speed low drag combat veteran and you miss the comradery of the military, training others or get depressed because of lack of military relationships in civilian life PLEASE CONTACT US at 505 321- 8542

Veterans and PTSD

 

Posttraumatic stress disorder was first clinically observed during the Civil War and gained additional notice during World War I. However, it wasn’t officially recognized by the American Psychiatric Association until 1980. Today, we understand a great deal more about PTSD. The research surrounding this mental illness, its causes, and its treatments is robust.

According The National Center for PTSD (a division of the US Department of Veteran Affairs), roughly 5% of men and 10% of women living in the United States will develop PTSD at some point during their lifetime. This accounts for 6-7 million adults in the United States today that suffer from PTSD, but even children can develop PTSD. This number is expected to rise due to the increasing unrest in our world today. Most individuals show early symptoms of PTSD shortly after experiencing a traumatic event, but there can be a delayed PTSD reaction months or even years later.

Instances of posttraumatic stress disorder dramatically increases among our military: up to thirty percent of women or men in active war zones go on to develop PTSD. Rates of PTSD among the military vary depending on circumstances such as:

  • what branch of the military they served in
  • whether or not they saw active combat
  • if they were enlisted or an officer
  • whether or not they experienced sexual assault while in the military

Watch this PTSD video.

The Hidden Enemy Seminar

We will offer The Hidden Enemy in seminar form in the near future to educate veterans and loved ones on the dangers of using drugs for PTSD.

Alternate remedies for PTSD.

 

One of the strongest predictors of being able to overcome PTSD is “building resilience” through social support and close relationships. Certain factors can help increase resilience that reduces the risk for long-term symptoms tied to stress, including:

  • Joining a support group, which helps to decrease feelings of isolation and alienation by opening up to others and forming compassionate relationships. 
  • Visiting a family therapist in order to increase support from family, spouses, children or close friends
  • Finding a spiritual or faith-based support group that can offer encouragement, an outlet, hope and positive feedback
  • Social support also helps to reduce aggression. It teaches those with PTSD how to respond to fear or other negative feelings without shutting others out. It also can give life a sense of purpose or meaning.