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United States, California,
Talent will need to record in our studio near Los Angeles. WEST VIRGINIA SEQUENCE:
This is West Virginia during the icy winter months of 2008…
…where within weeks, four soldiers die mysteriously in their sleep.
The coroners blame it on “cardiac arrest.”
Why should four troops in their early twenties – soldiers in their prime -- suddenly and with no warning, suffer fatal heart attacks?
This is one of them -- Marine corporal Andrew White.
Thanks to their buddies in America, psychiatrists moved into militaries all over the world.
John Rawlings Rees, a psychiatrist and a Brigadier General in the British Army, was first President and Director of the World Federation for Mental Health.
He would end up plotting out the expansion of psychiatry not just in the military, but everywhere in the world.
His plan went like this:….
Rees’s counterpart in Canada, psychiatrist G. Brock Chisholm, was the Director General of Medical Services, the highest medical rank in its army.
Chisholm had big plans for psychiatric expansion, too.
Since World War II, and while the world was looking the other way, psychiatry rapidly invaded every area of our society – schools, courts, governments, media.
And definitely the military.
Suffering from the effects of battle happens to a lot of soldiers. Before psychiatrists even got into the military, war trauma had been called by many names:
The historian Herodotus wrote about Greek soldiers being “out of heart.”
Civil War doctors talked of troops having “nostalgia” and “soldier’s heart.”
In World War I, they said it was “shell shock,” and in the Second World War, “battle fatigue.”
And even though the names changed, no one thought it was anything but normal human reactions to the horrors of war.
Until the psychiatrists stepped in, that is. In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association declared that war trauma was actually a medical condition – a “mental illness” – called “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.” And with that, they voted it into their diagnostic manual with a code number for insurance billing.
Not that they could ever cure their new “brain disorder” – they can’t.
But with 175 possible combinations of symptoms they can use to make a PTSD diagnosis, psychiatrists have plenty of customers.
Estimates are that between 11 and 20% of the 2.3 million troops just in the U.S. has PTSD. That’s a lot of people, and treating them costs taxpayers as much as $3.8 billion a year.
Good business for the shrinks. But how good is it for the soldier?
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