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Batavia Ny Ptsd Clinic

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Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about the VA's PTSD clinic at Batavia, NY? I am being referred there for a 26 day program, and would like to have your thoughts - good, bad, or indifferent. Thanks,

Pat

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Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about the VA's PTSD clinic at Batavia, NY? I am being referred there for a 26 day program, and would like to have your thoughts - good, bad, or indifferent. Thanks,

Pat

i am also being referred there. ive heard bad things but from different sources, all of which i wouldnt bet on. i am also an iraq vet and i guess that is geared towards the older vets. sucks they dont have anything for us younger guys, but if you do end up going, please post how it went if you can. im hesitant to go, just cause i dont really do well with others in an environment like that. hope everything works out for ya

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i am also an iraq vet and i guess that is geared towards the older vets. sucks they dont have anything for us younger guys, but if you do end up going, please post how it went if you can. im hesitant to go, just cause i dont really do well with others in an environment like that. hope everything works out for ya

gfunk,

If it weren't for the "older vets" that went through the VA Disability process before you,

then you wouldn't have any danged programs to go to - to begin with.

Being young, in no way - makes your PTSD any different.

"Older vets" were thrown into war when they were a mere 17 & 18 years old.

These vets had to deal with the demons and problems for decades without any help !

PTSD programs are geared towards PTSD - not an age group.

Just what do you see as a difference ? IED's or Claymore's ?

Trauma is Trauma--- period.

I think it might help you to realize you are not alone in having PTSD

and most everyone with PTSD doesn't do well with other's in ANY environment.

carlie

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i am also being referred there. ive heard bad things but from different sources, all of which i wouldnt bet on. i am also an iraq vet and i guess that is geared towards the older vets. sucks they dont have anything for us younger guys, but if you do end up going, please post how it went if you can. im hesitant to go, just cause i dont really do well with others in an environment like that. hope everything works out for ya

funk

Thanks for the response, funk. I have similar concerns, but, believe it or not, I was told it was mostly geared to newer Vets. I also was told that they had women participants. My guess is that it just depends on when you go what the mix turns out to be. I suppose the way to look at it is that PTSD is PTSD no matter your age or sex. We can all use some help from time to time.

My reluctance about the whole thing is like yours....I am not into "touchy-feely" group things. I'm not used to sharing the things that I think about. Of course, I have never had any group therapy, either. It might do me some good.

Pat

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My husband is being admitted to the Batavia "tune-up" track tomorrow morning. He's been there 3 timesin the past, one 26 day program and two 1 week long. This admission is from tomorrow, Tuesday, until next Tuesday. He is a Vietnam Vet.

The last time he was there the program had 15 people in it. They've increased the number of beds to 30 now. Of the 15, only 3 were Vietnam Vets. His second stay there, the 26 day, they tried to send him home because they said he was a "ringleader" because he was giving too much advice to the younger veterans. He's like that so that didn't surprise me. His psychiatrist had to intervene to get them to let him stay and he had to promise to be a good boy.

Anyway, the program seemed to be a good one and really helped him. He's still in touch with one of the Iraq Vets that he met there and he got a lot out of the program too. The Batavia program was good for my husband because he can't deal with locked doors. If you aren't in classes or other scheduled stuff, you're pretty much free to go do whatever with the exceptions of going to the nearby casino, drinking and drugs. The3y also wanted him to give up his Pepsi, but that just ain't gonna happen.

Good luck to you. It's not a bad program.

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My husband is being admitted to the Batavia "tune-up" track tomorrow morning. He's been there 3 timesin the past, one 26 day program and two 1 week long. This admission is from tomorrow, Tuesday, until next Tuesday. He is a Vietnam Vet.

The last time he was there the program had 15 people in it. They've increased the number of beds to 30 now. Of the 15, only 3 were Vietnam Vets. His second stay there, the 26 day, they tried to send him home because they said he was a "ringleader" because he was giving too much advice to the younger veterans. He's like that so that didn't surprise me. His psychiatrist had to intervene to get them to let him stay and he had to promise to be a good boy.

Anyway, the program seemed to be a good one and really helped him. He's still in touch with one of the Iraq Vets that he met there and he got a lot out of the program too. The Batavia program was good for my husband because he can't deal with locked doors. If you aren't in classes or other scheduled stuff, you're pretty much free to go do whatever with the exceptions of going to the nearby casino, drinking and drugs. The3y also wanted him to give up his Pepsi, but that just ain't gonna happen.

Good luck to you. It's not a bad program.

Thanks, Grumpyguy,

It sounds like it could be helpful. I'm now scheduled for the 26 day program beginning in October, so we shall see. I am also opposed to locked doors, so I understand where he was coming from. My therapist tells me it counts as inpatient care so you can get 100% benefits for your stay there. Is that true? I only need to know because I will be out of work for a month.

Thanks again for your comments.

Pat

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