[Paleopsych] What's the survival value of post traumatic stress disorder?

G. Reinhart-Waller waluk at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 25 18:20:22 UTC 2005

Any type of suffering whether it serves a purpose or not is inhumane.  
But whether or not drugs are the answer when compared to "talk therapy", 
I'd go with the later especially in today's blogging times.  I 
understand that Arianna Huffington is hosting a blog with commentary 
from famous celebrities including Walter Cronkite:
Answers to PTSD are still out there but blogging, like journal writing, 
is a step in the correct direction.

Gerry Reinhart-Waller

Steve Hovland wrote:

>PTSD is just pointless suffering.
>Some estimate that 50,000 Vietnam vets
>suffering from PTSD committed suicide
>after the war.
>Like all other depressed people, PTSD
>sufferers are invisible to the rest of the
>population, so they serve no purpose unless
>their condition is successfully treated.  And
>then the only purpose served is that they
>are able to live something more like a
>normal life.
>Steve Hovland
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