Some may interpret this study as a sign that PTSD is a pathological life sentence. Consider a different persepective: what is “disordered” about experiencing anxiety and fear after going through war? Is this really a “disease” that stems from a physiological flaw? It seems that this assumption has been used to prescribe treatment that is unhelpful to many veterans. Perhaps this study can steer mental healthcare in a different direction–one that gives veterans (and others) a bit more respect.
Is it time to start rethinking our perceptions of conditions like PTSD?