Archive for Vietnam

What’s going on in the brain with DID? Biological markers in DID

Since a few of us are rabidly into facts and physical proof, I’ve done some research to understand the biological and physiological changes that accompany DID and PTSD. While those with mental disorders may disparagingly be called “head cases,” it turns out that in the physical sense, that’s actually true .

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Review: “At Hell’s Gate: A Soldier’s Journey from War to Peace” by Claude Anshin Thomas

A dear friend shared a long phone conversation with me right after I was diagnosed with PTSD last summer. I had thought PTSD implied war….shell shock. Turns out the second most common cause is sexual abuse. My friend came by his diagnosis more traditionally: Vietnam.

He recommended a book “At Hell’s Gate: A Soldier’s Journey from War to Peace” which struck a chord in me.  What follows is not a true review of the book, but a rambling response seen through my own trauma.

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