There is a common belief that PTSD and violence, such as that which occurred at Fort Hood are linked. This is not necessarily ture. In fact, it has not been shown that pre-meditated agression is a result of having PTSD or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Those who suffer from PTSD may have depression or intrusive thoughts but not necessarily aggressiveness. Popular culture has supported the myth that aggressive violence is associated with PTSD. It is so easy to label something like this inaccurately. Inaccuracies like this are a disservice to anyone who truly suffers from PTSD. About 11-20% of veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are diagnosed with PTSD. PTSD is treatable
While more research is needed on violence and its connection to PTSD and other mental conditions, it is unfair to label this as the cause of pre-meditated violence.
Category: PTSD Claims
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