This site is about working my way out of PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder. I am a Vietnam Veteran; I am not a combat vet. My PTSD started in 1986 but was put into my DNA in 1947. Why do I tell you all this. I believe it can help others understand PTSD and work through it.
We are all different, unique in this world. Some of are susceptible to PTSD, most are not. Why is that? Why is it that 6 or 7 combat veterans can be part of an horrific event and only 3 or 4 end up with PTSD? About 8% of the population will suffer with PTSD; 30% of Combat Veterans will suffer with PTSD. What is it that makes a person connect in this way?
These are the questions I asked, I researched to try and find the answers. I am no Phycologist, I just wanted answers so I could understand my condition and move past it. My research continues and with it I hope to pass on some tips that may help others like me. Understanding PTSD and reflecting on your whole life may help you live with it and change your future.
This is why I have this blog.
Some Books that may help you understand the road you have been on.