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Perhaps, but most important is knowing that every decision, every action of a person suffering from PTSD has some fear in its motivation, in its execution. Therefore, they are not used long-term. Being with someone you trust helps you relax. The government's dithering would appear to be for the purpose of waiting till all the witnesses and their immediate successors have died. This expansion was associated with a 37 percent reduction in mental health visits per veteran per year.

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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (December 16, 2013)

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