No, DH definitely doesn't have PTSD. I haven't shared in here, actually, but this summer he was diagnosed with ADHD for the first time (I've always suspected he had it but let him come to his own conclusion about it and he sought out the dx). One thing we both learned from the psych that diagnosed him is that not only do people with ADHD seek out professions and situations with high risk/high stimulation (which I did know) but also that those who have it have much lower rates of PTSD - the theory is that that desire for mental stimulation shields them from the negative effects of PTSD long term. While he definitely had an adjustment period coming back (and who wouldn't?) I don't think he has PTSD and neither does his psych. DH falls into that category of those in the military who seek out the highest level of risk so he really fits that pattern.
Originally Posted by missychrissy
Not to say I'm not annoyed at him for picking fights at me last night and blaming me, though (which he is apparently moving on from and ignoring today). I'm always the one who is patient and forgiving, and right now I don't want to be either. DH isn't used to seeing me this way. I'm sure this has far more to do with me than him, but it doesn't mean he's right.
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