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Anon_70039 posted:
I posted about PTSD causes recently. Added more details in a reply in hopes someone might be able to offer some answers. But, quite typical of WebMD, no answers. I've read some of the other post about PTSD, but they don't answer the questions I have. Don't know why I'm posting this, since no one will answer, but I really need answers and I'm not certain how else to get them. Doesn't matter, I guess. It's only a year to a year and a half before the VA gets back to me. Guess I just need to be patient.
rohvannyn responded:
I personally think PTSD could be the result of any sort of trauma. A hostile or difficult workplace which is high in stress could totally, in my opinion, cause PTSD. It's caused by abusive relationships, isn't it? Different people have different levels of sensitivity, as you know. My hope is that the powers that be recognize this.

It's plain you had a bad experience. Even if it wasn't combat, it sounds like your job was still pretty traumatic. I've had some of the same experiences, actually, with jobs that were just THAT horrible, though not to the degree that you describe... though I do recall one job that sent me into borderline panic attacks and crying fits at the thought of having to go back. The things we do to keep food on the table!

Would a medical job in the civilian sector perhaps be a possibility? I know of some medical practices that have a much kinder attitude toward workers etc. Much less of a "zero defect" mentality. It also depends a lot on the type of work that you do. Something to think about. You could use your skills, but be in a healthier environment.

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