A embellished 40-year veteran is opening up about how fight missions perpetually modified his mind perform, and he says his expertise is a cautionary story for all service members and the medical doctors who deal with them.
We talked to Basic Gregg F. Martin Tuesday on “TMZ Stay” about his just-released memoir, “Bipolar Basic: My Without end Conflict with Psychological Sickness” … which chronicles his private battle. As he explains — bipolar dysfunction can really develop over time.
Typical knowledge is bipolarity is one thing you inherit, however Gen. Martin says it is not that easy. He says medical doctors advised him the gene for bipolar dysfunction was dormant in his mind, till the stressors of repeated fight missions in Iraq triggered it.
The Basic says his manic episodes have been devastating … and, in some circumstances, he actually thought he was Superman. It wasn’t till he was recognized as bipolar, 11 years after leaving Iraq, that he obtained on the best meds and realized how fight impacts the mind’s biochemistry.
Gen. Martin says he is not alone — far too many vets on this nation have gone via the identical scenario … however he provides the Veterans’ Affairs Division is conscious, and looking out for signs of bipolar dysfunction amongst fight troops.
He is hoping his story brings the problem to the forefront and destigmatizes the subject of psychological well being inside the navy.
‘Bipolar Basic’ is on bookshelves in all places and obtainable for buy on-line too.