It also bothered him that others were noticing the change in him, and both his mother’s furtive glances and father’s “manly” slap, confirmed for George that something was amiss. To get a date, one has to show initiative; make a phone call, start a superficial chat with a woman, go to a location where single women could be found, call an old friend. He kept hoping that things would change, but didn’t know how, or when.After much hesitation he called his contact at the VA and asked to be referred to a support group.But, it turns out that loss of libido is present regardless of the type of upsetting event that happened. In the brain, the amygdala is involved in the emotion of perceiving an event. So, one would adjust one’s response but noting, “Oh, but this tiger is in a zoo.I’m safe.” In the brain, substances called catecholamines affect what one thinks about a situation. And, as it turns out, distress can trigger more catecholamines, which can trigger more thoughts and, in turn, more distress.While that might scare some off, others might be interested in dating a soldier who’d seen combat.
I received an email inquiry about therapy yesterday from an Iraq War soldier and I have a hunch that I’ll be putting Dr. From time to time his mother threw him a sideways glance, as if to say, “So, are you seeing anyone? His father once slapped him on the back, “George, so what’s with the girls.You’re always by yourself, didn’t used to be like that.” George cringed.When you suffer from post-war PTSD dating can be challenging.