Tuesday, March 4, 2008

OCD the other out for military instead of PTSD

The Connection between Trauma, PTSD, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
PTSD has been found to commonly co-occur with other anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (commonly referred to as OCD).

In fact, studies have found that anywhere between 4% and 22% of people with PTSD also have a diagnosis of OCD. In addition, people with OCD also show a high likelihood of having experienced traumatic events. For example, it was found that 54% of people with a diagnosis of OCD reported having had experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime.

The experience of traumatic events has also been connected to compulsive behaviors often seen in OCD, such as hoarding. You can learn more about the connection between trauma, PTSD, and OCD here.

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They use all kinds of excuses to send the troops home without the ability to collect for combat wounds. PTSD is a recognized wound, or at least close to it, but OCD and Bipolar and Personality Disorder is not along with Schizophrenia. I posted this before about the symptoms on these other illnesses and if you look careful at the signs of PTSD, bingo, you see all of the above. It's easy for anyone wanting to, to misdiagnose these wounded as if they went to combat already wounded instead of getting wounded in service to this nation.

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