Proof PTSD Medication does more harm than Good
I have said several times and many times when no one seems to wish to wish or even care enough to consider, that PTSD is a factor but it is not the main cause of why so many who are treated for this or other mental issues flip out.
The best evidence can be found in an article titled “White House intruder an Iraq war vet with "plenty of firepower" written for CBS News. Notwithstanding, the title strictly worded to get more people to read it and so very misleading that it ignores the real problem. The story should not be concerned with how much firepower Gonzalez has or the lack of security around the White House, it should have focused more on the drugs which are being handed out like candy by the legal drug dealers which make mental symptoms worse. The evidence is there but the main topic of the piece is nowhere near it.
The article reports that “The former stepson of a man accused of sneaking into the White House said the Iraq war veteran owns "plenty of firepower" that he could have brought with him if he meant any harm. He said Gonzalez has been driving around the country and living out of his truck for the past couple of years, and that he always carries his knife.
"I know he's got heavy artillery, you know? He's got all kinds of weapons and he was trained to use them," Murphy said. "I believe if he wanted to make a scene or cause problems, he very well could have. But it's clear that he didn't." The article further reports that “Samantha Bell, who is Gonzalez's ex-wife and Murphy's mother, said Gonzalez was honorably discharged for medical reasons and suffered from plantar fasciitis on his feet, on which he had had some surgeries.
She said he also suffered from PTSD, for which he had been prescribed several medications. Bell said she and Gonzalez married in 2006 and lived together in Copperas Cove, near Fort Hood, until she split up with him in 2010 because of his worsening mental condition.”
Is not the idea of prescribing medicine to make the patient better but his ex-wife reports that he was getting worse. So one has to ask, how and why. The answer is simple, the medication does not even come close to reaching the core issue stemming from this and many other mental issues, it only adds to those minor conditions which grows by taking the medicine and then become greater ones. Don’t take my word for it even though my book “The Veterans thirteen Stages of PTSD” explains it regarding veterans and anyone else suffering from it. Look at the statistics and compare the data. Those who suffer but are not being infected with the drugs are maintaining some sort of civil functionality while those who are being treated are not. How long before someone really loses it and medical professionals keep throwing pills at the problem before we say enough and actually fix the problem.