Soldiers with PTSD rely on charities for treatment

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by rockape34, Jan 6, 2007.

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  1. Apologies if this is elsewhere - checked Int Cell, News & charities and couldn't find it: http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=26962007
     
  2. Yup. This sort of problem has been mentioned as an aside in some PTSD topics. When it presented itself on me the NHS didn't want to know since I am ex-service. PTSD first surfaced for me 8 years after I was discharged but became a major problem a few years after that. Luckily I have a good employer and cover with a long term disability insurance company. The local mental health care team eventually managed to get me in at Combat Stress. CS are very, very good.

    It seems from talking to others in the same boat that it is normal for the NHS to slope it's soldiers when it comes to treating ex-service people for phsical and mental health problems.