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Posted by: sophie | 2012/04/19

moeilike man

My man is 54 en ek kan nie met hom huishou nie. Hy is verskriklik humeurig, opvlieend en moeilik. hy sal nog met iemand praat dan eweskielik begin baklei>  ek is raadop, almal vermy ons oor sy buie. Hy wasin die weermag 34 jaar gelede.Hy kry verskriklike nagmerries dan spring hy in die aand in sy slaap op. Die kinders kry swaar want hulle weet nie wannneer hy weer moeilik gaan raak nie HELP ASSEBLIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hy het onlangs sy werk verloor

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You don't mention how long you have been married, but it sounds as though it has been for quite a long time. Maybe you're just growing tired of trying to live with his bad temper, etc., opr maybe his symptoms have been getting worse more recently. There could be various possible causes of the aggressiveness and temper you describe at first ; but when you mention military service and now nightmares where he wakes up screaming, this sounds very typical of PTSD ( Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ) which is quite common in ex-servicemen who were exposed to some horrible events, and needs specialized assessment and tyreatment, and can be very usefully improved by this.
He should see a good local psychiatrist, preferably one who has had experience in this field. Also explore whether there are military psych facilities available to him at one of the main military hospitals, which should find him suitably experienced expert advice.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2012/04/19

You don't mention how long you have been married, but it sounds as though it has been for quite a long time. Maybe you're just growing tired of trying to live with his bad temper, etc., opr maybe his symptoms have been getting worse more recently. There could be various possible causes of the aggressiveness and temper you describe at first ; but when you mention military service and now nightmares where he wakes up screaming, this sounds very typical of PTSD ( Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ) which is quite common in ex-servicemen who were exposed to some horrible events, and needs specialized assessment and tyreatment, and can be very usefully improved by this.
He should see a good local psychiatrist, preferably one who has had experience in this field. Also explore whether there are military psych facilities available to him at one of the main military hospitals, which should find him suitably experienced expert advice.

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