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With multiple deployments, are the Soldiers and Vets dealing with complex PTSD,

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Complex PTSD is defined as trauma experienced over a long period of time. Simple PTSD is a one time trauma event. In Complex PTSD, trauma has been repeated over and over. Many more tentacles to heal from this extended exposure.
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Usually Complex PTSD happens in childhood abuse, however our redeployment policy has exposed our soldiers to longer and longer periods of battle.
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Our military model resembles the British military. We share the same statistical incidence of PTSD when we deploy into battle.
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Where we differ greatly is redeployment. The British do not have a spike in PTSD cases with redeployment. We have 22 suicides a day for starters.
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Think about it. This battlefield resembles the Pacific Therater in World War Two. They are in constant danger. Suicide bombers (IED’s) blur the lines of engagement.
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This heightened state takes a toll on all involved. Trauma has fertile ground for thoughts to ruminate under this kind of stress.
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Next, we can train our young men to kill, however we have failed to give him tools to handle the consequences of this act.
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On top of those burdens, these young men are exposed to horrific gore that war delivers.
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Something has happened at a deeper level because of all these long redeployments.
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This is far more serious than the military realizes, in my opinion.
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