Addressing stress-related trauma in military personnel – Part 4

 Post-Traumatic Stress Injury can occur after you have been through a trauma. A trauma is a shock­ing and dangerous event that you see or that happens to you with or without warning. During this type of event, you think that your life or other’s lives are in danger.

The causative factor be­hind trauma in the military is stress which is the most dangerous unseen terrorist and an enemy that strikes and launches offensive lethal attack without warning killing instantly. No military weap­on –arms and ammunition can fight it when it strikes with maximum force.

This is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world dealing with issues that af­fect our gallant

Military Officers who de­fend and protect the security and integrity of our nation and every nation worldwide.

Stress has been defined sev­erally in diverse ways but in practical terms: Stress is an emotional virus that attacks its victim by eating away one’s happiness and creative intelligence leaving him/ her in a state of helpless­ness which in most instances results in suicide, shooting spree, psychosis, dementia, Alzheimer’s, PTSD –Post Trau­matic Stress Disorder, etc.

A typical example is Tim­othy McVeigh –Operation Desert Storm American sol­dier who master- minded the Oklahoma City bombing in the nineties.

Stress is caused by the hormone Cortisol which dis­turbs the proper function of the human brain and it takes a Specialist Inventor and a Brain Programmer who under­stands the proper networking and engineering system of the human brain to be able to solve the challenges of traumatic stress.

Stress sets in when the hu­man brain under-performs or over-performs within its origi­nal operative equilibrium.

Untreated stress gets shelved everyday logically and psychologically sediments and if not remedied through flushing systems of Surgery for Emotions or Emotional Surgery results in traumatic brain injury.

For example, depression sets in when there is power fluctuation in the brain –elec­trical impulse from neuron to neuron fades along the way.

We all use the word “trau­ma” in everyday language to mean a highly stressful event. But the key to understanding traumatic events is that it refers to extreme stress that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope.

Psychological trauma is the unique individual experience of an event that distorts ones’ mental and body vibra­tion, frequency and wave­length.

The healthy human body has a frequency that sits in a range between 62- 68 MHz sickness and diseases begin to kick in at 58MHz.

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, sound of mortar fire, flying missiles hitting targets creating loud bangs that disturb the brain’s level of tolerance.

Trauma is distressing event in which a person feels se­verely threatened emotional­ly, psychologically, or physi­cally. Most people experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives, such as abuse, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster.


This is the psychological reaction to a severely stress­ful and physically threatening event that often results in anxiety, flashbacks, hy­per-vigilance, depression, suicidal ideation, and other mental health concerns for an extended period of time.

People who experience PTSD may continue to feel afraid or anxious even when no danger is present.

PTSD is commonly associ­ated with war veterans, and in fact, it was first classified as a mental health condition as a result of the Vietnam veterans working group who lobbied the American Psychi­atric Association to recognise PTSD as an official condition.

Studies indicate that 3.5 per cent of the USA popula­tion will experience PTSD in any given 12 month period, and almost 37 per cent of these cases can be classified as “severe.”

Although men are statically more likely to experience traumatic events than wom­en, women are more than twice as likely to develop PTSD than men, perhaps due to the fact that sexual assault leads to PTSD more frequent­ly than do other forms of trauma, and women experi­ence sexual assault at higher rates than men do.

Many people recover from trauma with time and through the support of family and friends, bouncing back with great resilience, but for others, the effects of trauma are lasting, causing a person to live with deep emotion­al pain, fear, confusion, or post-traumatic stress far after the event has passed.

Often, the support, guid­ance, and assistance of mental health professionals is fundamental to healing from trauma.

Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredict­able emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives.

By Robert Ekow Grimmond-Thompson

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