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Is the PTSD Diagnosis Sending the Wrong Message?

Empowering Veterans to Move Beyond Victimization

Roy Clymer • 10/13/2016

By Roy Clymer - My main objection to the way we understand and use PTSD is that it tempts all of us---providers, society, and veterans---to view the veteran as a victim. We owe it to veterans to give them a form of help that fully acknowledges their experience of unimaginable terror and horror. More than this, however, we must convey to them that they're affected, but not damaged, and they're capable of responsible, rather than simply reflexive, behavior.

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The Puzzle of PTSD

Does the PTSD Diagnosis Do More Harm Than Good?

Roy Clymer • 11/1/2010

Does the diagnosis of PTSD actually hamper therapists' ability to help combat veterans do the hard work of coming to terms with their war experiences?

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Is the PTSD Diagnosis Sending the Wrong Message?

Empowering Veterans to Move Beyond Victimization

Roy Clymer • 10/13/2016

By Roy Clymer - My main objection to the way we understand and use PTSD is that it tempts all of us---providers, society, and veterans---to view the veteran as a victim. We owe it to veterans to give them a form of help that fully acknowledges their experience of unimaginable terror and horror. More than this, however, we must convey to them that they're affected, but not damaged, and they're capable of responsible, rather than simply reflexive, behavior.

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The Puzzle of PTSD

Does the PTSD Diagnosis Do More Harm Than Good?

Roy Clymer • 11/1/2010

Does the diagnosis of PTSD actually hamper therapists' ability to help combat veterans do the hard work of coming to terms with their war experiences?

Magazine Article
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Roy Clymer, Ph.D., attended the United States Naval Academy, followed by four years of active duty, including a tour in Vietnam on river patrol boats. He's been a researcher and a clinician in both the public and private sectors, and is presently employed as a contractor. For the previous 13 years, he directed a program at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center that treated veterans returning from combat deployments.