are complete opposites of each other........the Marine in Mexico had gone to San Diego to get treatment. The one in Germany, getting better medical care right now than the 57,000 who can't even get an appointment for a first visit to get treatment, didn't have PTSD prior to his desertion. If he has it now, that's HIS fault.
Oh, and BTW, IF they determine, and I mean our wonderful idiot administration, that he has some type of 'Stockholm syndrome' and is unfit to stand trial, remember that that defense didn't stop Patty Hearst from standing trial, being found guilty of collusion, and serving time.
In the news in the US in the last few weeks.
One case of a former Marine that went across the Mexican border and was arrested for possession of firearms.....the other a Soldier that went AWOL/Deserted? from his Unit. PTSD has been brought up in both cases.
Almost a century ago, soldiers returned from the First World War as changed men. They had obvious but sometimes invisible injuries: depression, flashbacks, recurrent memories, emotional and physical distress. The term coined for this phenomenon - shell shock - applied in physical and psychological cases, and while medical researchers endeavoured to understand the condition, it was seen by some as merely lack of character. In fact, hundreds of "shell-shocked" British soldiers were executed for cowardice and desertion (it wasn't until 2006 that their families were notified they would receive posthumous pardons).
With help from dozens of Canadian Forces soldiers who have seen combat action in Afghanistan, researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto have used neuroimaging and analysis software to create a picture of PTSD.
The results offer hope for a tool that could take the guesswork out of a diagnosis that currently relies on self-reporting of emotional and psychological conditions. And it fuels excitement - and some skepticism - around the possibility of locating a biomarker for a psychiatric injury or illness.