Some milbloggers, somewhat over-attuned, I'd say, to MSM anti-war sentiment, want to downplay Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. As in Blackfive:

"PTSD is not an illness. It is a normal condition for people who have been through what you have been through."

One of "Jonah's Military Guys" dissents a little:

The best way to mitigate stigmatization of these conditions, improve acceptance, increase treatment and reduce the chances of PTS becoming "chronic" or even PTSD turning into suicidal tendencies, is to accept it ourselves. Isn't it time we milblogs stopped worrying about "the politics" started having a real conversation?

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