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    ... suffers from PTSD and his childhood is the blame for it.
    Read: he's learning what life is really about, and that no childhood can adequately prepare a person for all the surprises that are in store.

    Merely "stressing" over previous experiences doesn't quite cut it. Nor, as some have mentioned, does it even compare to true trauma and the related stresses and difficulties that can result. If he's honestly viewing it this way, then perhaps he should speak with a psychiatric professional. It isn't healthy, and it could easily be an indicator of something far worse than appearances suggest.

    At 20 yrs of age, it's certainly time to wake up and smell the coffee. Life isn't always as good as we thought it would be. And that's one of life's little nuggets, there.
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    On a more serious note you should find out (if you have not already) if he has any sort of actual brain chemical imbalance that will show up in tests.

    He should also go for a complete physical examination because there can be things physically wrong internally that can manifest "depression like" symptoms AKA blood sugar, food allergies, thyroid, artificial sweeteners, improper diet...the list goes on.

    Don't be too quick to get him zapped on anti-depressants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    On a more serious note you should find out (if you have not already) if he has any sort of actual brain chemical imbalance
    I'm kinda leaning this way.
    He has had some substance problems in the past and I think there might be some problems still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopard125 View Post
    I'm kinda leaning this way.
    He has had some substance problems in the past and I think there might be some problems still.
    That is very possible also.
    Residual mind altering substance abuse effects.
    Especially with some of the drugs that are floating around out there where even seemingly harmless stuff can and is often "laced" with very toxic, harmful, and deadly chemicals.

    I feel for you with regard to you having to go through this.
    It's a scenario that I'm somewhat familiar with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    That is very possible also.
    Residual mind altering substance abuse effects.
    Especially with some of the drugs that are floating around out there where even seemingly harmless stuff can and is often "laced" with very toxic, harmful, and deadly chemicals.

    I feel for you with regard to you having to go through this.
    It's a scenario that I'm somewhat familiar with.
    Often drugs are cut with stuff that is more deadly than the drug, all to make a bigger profit.
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    I have PTSD, and alcohol and pot make it 100 times worse. I've been dealing with it for several years. It's very cyclical. Sometimes I feel great, sometimes I feel like dying. A lot of people get diagnosed with PTSD but actually have adjustment disorder. I went to the Vet Center for treatment. It didn't help. Medication made it worse. The only thing that really makes it better is eating right, exersizing, getting plenty of sleep, and not drinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Movie goers experiencing extreme depression and some even contemplating suicide after seeing the movie AVATAR.

    PADB Post Avatar Depression Blues.

    Avatar may be one of the biggest grossing movies of all time, but it’s got a lot of fans feeling super blue (pun wholly intended).

    CNN just came out with an extremely detailed report on the intense depression that Avatar is causing among a certain segment of fans, fans who psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser describes as “lonely to begin with. They’re seeing Avatar, they’re lonely people, a lot of them don’t have a lot going on in their lives right now… The movie opened up a portal for them to express their depression.”

    These fans are turning to online forums — some of which have thousands of posts on how to deal with the cinema-induced sadness — to express their distress. Here’s a few excerpts from the CNN report:

    “Ever since I went to see ‘Avatar’ I have been depressed. Watching the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Na’vi made me want to be one of them. I can’t stop thinking about all the things that happened in the film and all of the tears and shivers I got from it.. I even contemplate suicide thinking that if I do it I will be rebirthed in a world similar to Pandora and the everything is the same as in ‘Avatar.’ ”
    - Mike


    “When I woke up this morning after watching Avatar for the first time yesterday, the world seemed … gray. It was like my whole life, everything I’ve done and worked for, lost its meaning…It just seems so … meaningless. I still don’t really see any reason to keep … doing things at all. I live in a dying world.”
    - Ivar Hill, 17, Sweden

    In short, people are depressed because their own lives don’t measure up to the fantasy, a phenomenon Kaiser likens to the ennui one feels after seeing a romance movie if one happens to be unattached and dissatisfied.

    CNN goes on to examine how the 3D technology only served to deepen the depression, as the realistic landscape of the film seems almost within reach, even though it doesn’t actually exist.

    Well, if that’s the case, entertainment buffs better start popping the Prozacs as mainstream TV stations go 3D, and holograms are incorporated into standard award show fare.
    HOLY CRAP!

    I thought you were joking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopard125 View Post
    I'm kinda leaning this way.
    He has had some substance problems in the past and I think there might be some problems still.
    Sounds like to me that your son is just a little mixed up right now.

    Keep steering him in the right path. Keep watch over who he's hanging out with.

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    We have a son that is a devoted victim. All of his problems are caused by someone else. He has always felt he was smarter than everyone else so his problems had to be someones fault other than his. He is also manipulative and uses people however he can, including his brothers and sisters. While I would prefer to handle him as SIXTO suggested, we have, instead come to the conclusion that at 30 years old he's not going to change and he is not welcome in our home. Some people turn out a mess regardless of how well they were raised. I learned why it was called tough love and now practice it religiously....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumper View Post
    We have a son that is a devoted victim. All of his problems are caused by someone else. He has always felt he was smarter than everyone else so his problems had to be someones fault other than his. He is also manipulative and uses people however he can, including his brothers and sisters. While I would prefer to handle him as SIXTO suggested, we have, instead come to the conclusion that at 30 years old he's not going to change and he is not welcome in our home. Some people turn out a mess regardless of how well they were raised. I learned why it was called tough love and now practice it religiously....
    I know some great parents whose kids turned out very poor.
    And some lousy parents whose kids are unbelievably wonderful.

    Overall, I think parenting makes a big difference. But, some personality traits cannot be overcome by good parenting alone.
    And some kids refused to take good advice.

    Life sure is confusing sometimes.

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    And your son or you , is paying this quack that he's going to ?

    My answer would be simple, tell that counselor to call me.... I 'll illustrate to him what real PTSD is all about. Geeez..... what an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopard125 View Post
    Got some strange news today, My oldest son(20yo)has been going to some counseling and seems he has not been happy with his current life.
    comes home today and tells Mom and I that he suffers from PTSD and his childhood is the blame for it.

    I'll be the first to admit that My wife and I are not perfect but PTSD really?
    So am I and My wife obligated to nurture this boy man for the rest of his life?
    No way, no how. PTSD has become the new word for this century now, everyone and this is what upsets me about this society now a days gets a word or a condition that doesn't have a thing to do with them and they take it and turn it towards their advantage. They remind me of one of those TV Lawyers (where we'll sue everyone and anyone for this or that).

    Tell, him to get over it. Mysellf and some other Veterans or LEOs can show him PTSD for sure. Most of us learned to deal with it and keep it under control and it sure didn't have a darn thing to do with my childhood. over.

    Kick him out and tell him to grow up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopard125 View Post
    Mom and I really want to help the boy get his life in order(but at the same time not get milked)so he can start enjoying Gods wonderful creations.
    Thanks again.
    Leopard...
    I do feel for you....however, I will say the same thing to you as I said to my parents about my younger sibling: You reared him for his first 18-20 years....it is now up to him to live his life.....mistakes and all. He can't blame you for anything other than you providing him a loving home and supportive environment. He had to take responsibility for himself....and once he find someone (like a counselor) to enable his "victimization", you'll be in for a long ride.

    My advise...don't give him money...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I'd kick his ass and actually give him some PTSD.
    100%...........
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    We ALL have PTSD from childhood. How many of you go around touching the eye on a hot stove? We all touched it once and were traumatized by it. I know people with PTSD and some may say I have it in a mild form, but I refuse to listen to people that try and use it as an excuse. I didnt have the best childhood, but I grew in to a fully functional adult with a good job and kids that are taken care of. My mother and I now joke about some of the things from my past. You need to cut the line and let him swim in the ocean of life without you. He may have some problems, but he wont ever take care of them if noone makes him.

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