Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
Back in WW1 when PTSD was first starting o show up a lot it was first called LMF - lack of moral fiber. It was very real and a lot of people had the problem. Since they really didnn't know what caused it - on theory being that it was caused by continuous exposure to exploding shells, the name changed to "shell shock", then "battle fatigue". The medical services found that when the name changed from "LMF" to "shell shocked", the number of cases went through the roof. No one wanted to be accused of having a lack of moral fiber, but shell shock legitimized it in their minds.
That was beautiful. That rant should be required viewing on every college campus.
PTSD, Welfare... take your pickBetter than working and slaving and having it taxed away.Be a parasite. Only way to ensure the parasites can't prosper.Call me FED UP.
This relates to your cold:One tip I've found to work about 80% of the time is the hydrogen peroxide ear cleansing.Turns out that a lot of cold and flu viruses and bacteria live in your ears. If you take some hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol, pour it into each ear and let it stay for about 5 minutes, you can stop colds dead.Doesn't work all the time but it doesn't hurt to try.
I talked about "Hood Disease" aka PTSD in our "urban youth" in my most recent Black Brigade Debrief podcast. They compared it to our soldiers suffering from PTSD and I was equally revolted and offended, but at least Hood Disease is actual trauma compared to what you're talking about. Everyone is going to be on Disability eventually, I suppose...
Irrelevant except for the "stress" connection, but I don't see a better place to drop this comment at the nonce. Just read this over at Matt's. Funniest dang hike report ever. Nicely done, Old Man Clarey. True observations about the nature of the mountains, trails, and people on them, too. I hike & pack all over the southern Sierra Nevada, and it's the way of it.
I did not even know about people claiming PTSD over getting dumped. That's sick.I had a friend w/real PTSD once. Really sick that people would claim it over trivial matters.
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