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The Pentagon hasn’t made much progress in solving the PTSD crisis plaguing this generation of soldiers. Now it’s adding new staff members to the therapy teams tasked with spotting the signs of emotional pain and providing therapy to the beleaguered. Only this isn’t a typical hiring boost. The new therapists, Danger Room has learned, will be computer-generated “virtual humans” programmed to appear empathetic.
If a soldier talking to the SIM exhibits minor symptoms, the Sensei might help him or
Military brass have become increasingly willing to try just about anything, from yoga and reiki to memory-adjustment pills, that holds an iota of promise.
Originally posted by longjohnbritches
Yes it is totally sad.
And you know who will catch the flack. THE poor fighting man.
Like the wacked out war weary Vietnam vets or the WW2 shell shocked guys.
When soldiers are war weary enough to commit things like the
Originally posted by cavtrooper7
Remember in"THX1138" when Robert Duval goes into a booth because he was troubled?That is what I thought of when I saw this.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by ModernAcademia
This is retarded. The only thing that helps PTSD is talking to the people that were there when you experienced the trauma, with some guidance by a good therapist. Unfortunately there aren't many good therapists, people getting into psychology tend to look down on patients because they think they know what makes them tick.
I think PTSD is caused basically because after a traumatic ordeal the IDEA that you are ok and alive is slow to catch up with the FACT you are ok and alive. Everything happens so fast in intense situations that you can't unscramble those details and you have all these what if questions. You need to be able to try to sort those out, but when you are living in long periods of traumatic stress it might take a really long time for the idea to catch up with the fact.
Originally posted by Lazyninja
Is the US military really so strapped for cash that it cant afford to pay therapists anymore? There are a few areas where costcutting could be considered, but the mental health of it's most important resource; us, should not be one of them.
Still, recruits are in plentiful supply thanks to Call Of Duty, and so preserving what they have isn't so important at this point as it should be.