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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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One more week of CBT and I'm still "lost". I still don't get it!! How can my feelings or emotions about what happened in RVN not effect my thought process today?? All I hear from the psyc's is "that way of thinking" is not valid today!! "What you were taught in the USMC" is not applicable to your life today!! "What happened then and the feeling/emotion it caused" can be "dialed down"!! It's not sinking in, it's not making sense, it's not working. Has anyone else had this reaction to the CBT program? I still have the very same thoughts and reactions to stimuli that I had prior to stating the program, still have the nightmares even more so then before!!! Still "hit the deck" when hear loud gunshot type noises, still have the hypervigilence and startle reflexes, still don't like crowds or being around people and wife tells me I'm more anxious then before. The meds seem to help me from going "postal" but the therapy isn't working. Anyone out there had this experience with the program and if so what if anything will help?? Thanks for any help from my fellow veterans.

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CBT has not helped improve my PTSD symptoms either,

nor has mindfulness, living in the moment, warm candle lit baths,

soothing music, yoga, meditation, journaling, etc...

Most literature supports the opinion that if you have

had a long period of MH problems that went untreated

then it is much more difficult to treat and the results

are not as good as when a patient receives treatment and

therapy in a timely manner.

Therapy is to try and help us re-wire our thought patterns

and induce positive changes in our reactions to certain

situations - but left untreated for years and decades, our

reactions have kind of become our survival tools.

I am glad the meds help you and I both for anger and anxiety,

(going postal).

Hang in there,


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Hello, all! Sorry to be so "behind the times", but what is CBT?


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CBT = Cognitive Behavior Therapy

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CBT = Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Hmmm...sounds something like brainwashing! Thanks!

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