posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 11:05 AM
reply to post by pointr97
Makes him look better that he was persecuted than just crazy.
Well now you went and jumped over the line...since when is depression the same as being crazy? Obviously you need a definition...
Major depressive disorder (MDD) (also known as recurrent depressive disorder, clinical depression, major depression, unipolar depression, or
unipolar disorder) is a mental disorder characterized by episodes of all-encompassing low mood accompanied by low self-esteem and loss of interest or
pleasure in normally enjoyable activities.
You must not have ever had someone depressed in your life or lost a close relative to death to be so callous, perhaps you are crazy?
From I read he was not diagnosed with "psychotic depression" that would include delusional episodes...but he did lose a close relative and part of
the grieving process involves depression. Being in an environment that was not compassionate only added to his inability to cope.
There are (5) steps to grieving: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.
Again, some of what he was feeling had to do with his father, some had to do with his treatment by the army and some had to do with his perception and
some had to do with reality, the truth is very rarely cut and dried, to many people have their own perceptions. I started this thread because I
admired his guts for bringing this issue out, now whether he is right or not about his perceptions...there are others that have experienced similar
circumstances in the military.
I, for one, have never been in the military; I do know what it is like for people to change their perceptions of others when they realize what they
thought was not the reality. I never purposely deceived any former employers into thinking I believed in any specific religion, but boy they sure did
change their tunes on me after they found out what I did practice, this is why it is easy for me to believe what he is saying has some truth in it.