Posts Tagged ‘Vietnam War’

Take Control of your Triggers

In the world of PTSD sufferers, a “trigger” is a sensory experience (a sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, or pain) that brings back (or “triggers”) memories of their original trauma.  The memories, in turn, trigger flashbacks, and…

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Moral Injury and PTSD

A recent article by Pauline Jelinek, Associated Press,  draws attention to “moral injury” from warfare.  My own experience working with Vietnam War veterans in San Diego supports many of Ms. Jelinek’s observations and conclusions….

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Pretty Bubbles

Andre had been a Navy SEAL during the Vietnam War. He was fifty six years old when I first met him at the San Diego VA Medical Center in March, 1994. He was African American, divorced, with four children and ten grandchildren. Navy Seal…

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