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Ron Paul On Murdered Navy Seal: He Pretty Much Deserved It

AmyDB Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 5:03 PM
I see a lot of know nothings & wanna be psychs here blabbering about PTSD.... One of the treatments of PTSD requires making a connection. With someone who has PTSD as a results of military service it is not uncommon to use known things or activities to make the connection. Shooting, for an infantryman, a Marine, or another SpecOp, would be a point of connection. As most of you know one of my daughter's suffers from PTSD. I do take her to the range & we do shoot, competing against each other. It _DOES_ help her in her struggle to reconnect with the civilian world because there are other people at the range when we shoot. I have real experience with PTSD. It's also a common modality of making a bridge between the therapist & the patient.
AmyDB Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 5:03 PM
My daughter can now see the other people at the range not as targets or enemy combatants but just as people who love to shoot. This reconnection is essential to the proper treatment of PTSD.
There's another reason to the range.....
It's called desensitization. Since so many things can sound like gunfire the Veterans profit by being exposed to the sound & thus becoming inured to it rather than remaining hyper sensitive to it & possibily reacting to the sound in adverse ways.

Former Rep. Ron Paul apparently isn't quite ready to leave the spotlight. Today on his Twitter feed, the failed presidential candidate decided to opine on the recent murder of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was helping a fellow soldier recover from PTSD at the time he was killed.

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Kyle was known as the "deadliest" sniper and holds the record for the most sniper kills of terrorists in U.S. history. Kyle was a hero and a family man who dedicated his post-military life to helping soldiers recovering...