On the matter of PTSD, my lad is diagnosed with it, receiving a war pension weekly. They've looked after him, took a while before anything was done, but we got there in the end. My lad and me we're being positive. We're moving forward, no pain , no gain. That's how we work. And every day we give ourselves a little reward. Also, he has excellent support from the Agencies and charities I'm sure you're all aware of. He reckons the best therapy is being with ex-military people, takes comfort from them, and finds these groups cathartic. Apparently, he can discuss things he wouldn't be able to, elsewhere. having received counselling, he's elected to move on, and not indulge inthe past. Though it must be said, he's been in bits a few times, but I reckon he's gained from one course of counselling. The more he faces up to things, the better he gets. He just doesn't want to dwell on the past and won't allow people to keep him there, being prodded and poked, which upsets him. Thing is: we've been out walking, he's changed his diet, he's changed his routine and he's made good, reliable friends he can trust. He eats well, fresh food, and drinks nothing but milk and fruit juice/water. he now sleeps better, less nightmares, less waking and he doesn't get up to the bog every few hours. Something changed for the better. he's completed education courses, gained qualifications, and has a really good support worker. Not a bossy and clueless one, but a supportive and patient support worker. Now then, he wants to go on Betablockers as his medication was upsetting him, or sedating him so that he couldn't function during the day. We are going to try it. I wouldn't sugggest anyone did anything without seeing their GP. I don't force my views on anyone, and I'm not a Doctor or Nurse. SDo I'm just giving you my own personal experience. However, my lad has come on in leaps and bounds these past few months.