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Chaplains and PTSD. Strengthening the Chaplain Corps One Servant at a Time. How PTSD Can Cause a Person to Lose the ability. To Feel Love. www.ChaplainsAndPTSD.com. How PTSD Can Cause a Person to Lose the Ability to Feel Love.

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Chaplains and PTSD

Strengthening the Chaplain Corps One Servant at a Time

How PTSD Can Cause a Person

to Lose the ability

To Feel Love

www.ChaplainsAndPTSD.com

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How PTSD Can Cause a Person

to Lose the Ability to Feel Love

The severity of this disorder lay in the veteran’s current perception of self and the world in which they live. After a traumatic event, a person suffering from PTSD becomes very cynical of the world around them.

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How PTSD Can Cause a Person

to Lose the Ability to Feel Love

According to Ainslie and Dominguez, this inability to feel love is also directly linked to other common PTSD disorders such as the need for isolation and emotional withdrawal, for example, because being around other people is extremely taxing to the sufferer.

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How PTSD Can Cause a Person

to Lose the Ability to Feel Love

“Forming and maintaining intimate relationships become very problematic. Indeed intimate relationships are often casualties of PTSD”

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How PTSD Can Cause a Person

to Lose the Ability to Feel Love

The joy of doing formerly enjoyable activities no longer exists. Ochberg further explains how these veterans cohabited with their spouses over the years after the war but never again shared the previous love and intimacy

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How PTSD Can Cause a Person

to Lose the Ability to Feel Love

Combat veterans with emotional symptoms of PTSD find reintegration problematic.

They are no longer responsive, they lack involvement with family and loved ones and with the world in general, all of which can cause severe depression in the trauma sufferer.

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How PTSD Can Cause a Person

to Lose the Ability to Feel Love

While emotions assuredly exist within the PTSD combat veteran, the fact remains that they cannot express this within the overwhelming aloneness encompassing their psyche.

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