Dr Phil on PTSD
By: Jacqueline Scott | May 3, 2012 | Opinion

Seriously, Dr Phil had an episode of his show called "From Heroes to Monsters" discussing extreme cases of Iraqi war veterans dealing with PTSD.  I am highly offended at the title of this show, and the way the subject matter was dealt with.  He implied that these men were monsters, and they are "damaged goods."  He implied that our brave men and women who come home with the worst kind of wounds, mental scars are monsters.  He never showed mild cases of PTSD, he didn't show there is a range.  On a subject matter that the majority of the population is ill-informed about Dr Phil is teaching the viewing audience that we should fear people who come home with this illness.  Because they are going to hurt us and be a burden to us.  Men and women who have PTSD have come home to lead healthy and productive lives.  Dr Phil needs to apologize to our men and women overseas.  I know after this incident that I will cease to watch his program and I hope that others will do the same.  Thank you

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Jacqueline is the Founder of The Sexy Politico. She's a world traveler - fueled by her love for learning. She has lived in the United States and Eastern Europe, but as of now calls Wuxi, China her home. She's proudly travelled throughout the lower 48 states in America as an army brat, navigated her way from West to East in Europe, and has seen the most urban and rural areas of Southeast Asia. Through all her journeys she managed to double major in Political Science and History w/ a minor in Southeast Asian studies at Northern Illinois University, join the Peace Corps, and teach English to children on three different continents. She has learned a few things along the way she'd like to share as advice to a future world traveller: 1) Always accept a Grandmother's home-cooked meal and 2) Never lose your wits because you never know when or where you'll need them.


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