09 Apr '12, 1pm

Living with PTSD

Living with PTSD

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- "I started to get really depressed and lacked the desire to do anything but sit around and play online to 'escape' the real world," he said. "I was having dreams of planes crashing, the smell of burnt flesh and rotting bodies. I still tried to push through this even as my sleep started to dwindle down to a couple hours a night as I would wake up in cold sweats screaming. I decided something was wrong." These were some of the symptoms Staff Sgt. Collin Moore, a former air transportation craftsman, was experiencing shortly after he made a permanent change of station to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. "I would watch a commercial and start crying, then laugh, then get [upset] and then become enraged," Moore said. "I went to the mental health clinic on base to get some advice. After a couple of sessions my counselor introduced the notion tha...

Full article: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123297223

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