GDG- Now: CW PTSD was: Custer: G'burg, LBH & Philbrick

Batrinque at Batrinque at
Sat Jan 21 15:38:19 CST 2012

In a message dated 1/21/2012 1:45:48 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
jlawrence at writes:

But  people do that (drink themselves to death) all the time.
I think a better  explanation might be is that war changes all whom it 
touches, and  different individuials handle it differently.
We just put a name on it  now.
One of the points of that paper I mentioned about health  costs associated 
with CW veterans that stress from their experience fed  into adopting 
unhealthy behaviors such as drinking too much.  It would be  difficult to prove 
that any particular individual did or did not drink himself  to death as a 
direct result of the war, but looking at a larger population  something 
statistically significant would emerge.

Bruce  Trinque
Amston, CT

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