The Modern Combat Veteran
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by James Stewart
Location: Greater Sudbury Public Library, 74 Mackenzie St., Sudbury, Ontario, P3C 4X8, Canada
Dissociation and Other Considerations
PTSD's a life-long endeavor — there's no cure for it. The triggering traumatic event changes the landscape of the mind — it no longer works in the same fashion that it did before. The mind's been rewired — the neuropathways have been altered into a continuous loop. The PTSD-triggering incident converts the fight or flight response within the primitive portion of our brain. Imagine, having that scared feeling you get without the fear, while keeping the bodily reactions — the tenseness, the adrenalin rush, the mind racing, heightened senses, and the hyper-response reflex — to react without thinking.