Posted by Freda H. Babinski
on July 19, 2000 at 02:28:38:
In Reply to: Anger problems in GWVs posted by gail on July 18, 2000 at 20:46:13:
Yes, this is one of the MAJOR problems with this illness. My husband also suffers from this and over the yrs. it's gotten worse. The only thing I can suggest to you is to support him as much as possible. Be there for him and let him know that you understand it's not his fault. He's angry because he's hurting inside about what's happened to him. Contact Jim Reeves in Virginia at 800-497-6261 and talk to him. He's one of the people that go around to different States and talks to the Veterans and their families. He is VERY AWARE of the anger problem and my advise to you is ONLY speak to him. There may be other's that answer the phone that are also good but none that seem to care like Mr. Reeves. I don't know if you've read my other post on "Gulf War Registry" but my husband and I have been talking to Mr. Reeves for quite a while and I do trust him. He maybe can help you and your husband or at least point you in the right direction. He's very nice and has given me permission to give his name and number out. If you truly love each other, then you must stand together because NOW is when he needs you and you need him. "God Bless" Freda
: Are there a lot of GWVs having trouble dealing with or controlling their anger? This seems to have steadily worsened over the past 2 1/2 years in my husband. What should he do to get help and how should I try to help him?