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It it now we're gonna go out to keep -- -- -- One of the Fox News medical -- team members Skype in us I mean look we're so tied into this text -- a lot it Chris Maryland shop solution.
Keep courtesy of -- this that this is a serious subject that we're talking PGA.
So not gonna make any more jokes here.
In the Afghan massacre so you've got this long -- sergeant who goes off and as we know he -- sixteen people women and children.
Could -- have been prevented a lot of folks are asking.
If the correlation between head -- because he did have.
A head injury a brain injury fight if I understand right.
On and is behavioral changes had sort of been monitored more carefully repeat what -- everything about that.
Well we don't know for sure but I can tell you this -- There's no question that -- trauma can cause impulse control disorders.
And as a forensic psychiatrist who's testified in lots of criminal trials I can tell you.
-- it's a big hurdle getting judges and juries to believe what is absolutely true.
Which is that you can have massive personality changes tremendous behavioral changes all linked to impulse control problems.
After head trauma I -- the military ought to be tracking -- it's tremendously important.
I would think that you and they know for instance if you go into a court -- the situation you bring in the experts you know the neurosurgeons who can sit there and back this information.
I am -- these accusations up.
Well you but if the court martial process mimics anything like a criminal trial in civilian court.
But I'm very dubious judges and juries -- What's -- why do you think about it.
I think that there are loath to believe what is now obvious.
And it that this head trauma does predispose people to violence.
If they weren't glued to believe that and actually want to go with the fact it wouldn't be the case.
Then -- larger percentage of American prisoners American people in jails.
Many episodes of the trauma I headed gentleman who I spoke in defense of is an expert witness.
Whose support it was his dad liked the idea of having him run head first into retreat.
As many times as it took until the kid was knocked.
His buddies while drinking beer would bet.
How many times you think it'll take Joey to run to the treatment he can't run into anymore that kid was violent committed a crime it it didn't bear on his -- All -- -- has this kind of -- drama -- physical abuse and psychological abuse so.
I guess if you're defending this guy and you know where do you go and again we don't know the extent of the head injury which I I as I understand it was not beat they they did didn't happen during.
It didn't fighting were fighting to -- something that was.
I'm not sure we want to.
His deployments are not.
But look you bring it up -- bring experts in you do talk about his pre morbid personality whether there was a big shift.
After they had trouble and there may or may not a bit.
The year is that classic neurological.
Kay's report there's the case of Cheney's speech now and -- his good -- today.
Hundred years ago.
An object enter his skull.
And the classic literature says that.
The case study reports that it was as though -- we're no longer teach.
He changed as a man so completely from that head trauma.
So I think that that's important to look at head trauma.
-- influence people going forward but there's another problem which is that the military has become.
By this notion of resiliency.
You know the whole push in the military.
Is to talk soldiers.
Out of their psychological suffering to give them the wherewithal to deny -- instead of talking about it.
What does that create it creates a pressure cooker a cauldron of unexplored emotions.
And it sets the stage for events like that.
Today -- keep very quickly this is just coming -- -- urgent wire a senior defense official says the US soldier this guy that we're talking about right now.
Is expected to be flown back to the US military prison in Kansas for a lot of north as matter of fact.
And it's happening actually right now so just a little update on -- one so.
You know look I mean I guess we're gonna have to just wait and see what happens with guy and with this guy won't I would expect find out more details.
You know once we once the investigation begins.
Here and we end and our viewers should take a mental note of this case.
And start taking up in our minds how many of them come to the -- because right now.
The military's get the wrong psychological.
Philosophy in play.
That it Martin Seligman.
Who's a behaviorist.
Where she's just learned optimism here.
It's going to burn out.
You're gonna find people coming in with PT SD in many larger numbers and since the military's ambivalent about extending benefits to those folks.
We have a whole big problem with how to deal with this good condition that we have partly created by not listening to our soldiers and not letting them vent.
Okay keep -- I think we had a question for you guys guys do not out of control it's yeah.
Here that was asked a question using my real here -- it I don't know if you noticed him here.
A -- I'm sorry we can't domestic.
We got a question for you out of -- is so obviously only even at that.
And say thank you very much for joining us it's always good it's always good when -- questionable on stay with us now -- This is a question from -- Doctor Rob -- is what happened with the soldier really the fault of the military or symptom of the military not having the resources to take care of our soldiers.
It you know it we don't know at this moment.
My concern is that will be -- to find out.
And it's really worth using this case and perhaps a few in the past -- god forbid one to come.
And say look we'd better figure this out.
Are we really.
True psychiatric care.
To our armed forces I'm not going to blame the armed forces but here's the thing we do take a lot of vulnerable people and soldiers.
All of us are vulnerable but the fact is among thousands millions folks it's gonna -- some vulnerable.
To suggest that haven't.
The best approach is to Wear armor psychological we don't talk about your problems and learn to be optimistic.
Well some people are gonna crumble in that situation.
He -- studies -- your diploma.
Well I do like business climate does marketing community that I've got the credential to be here.
From Johns Hopkins.
And however I worked hard for it I just enjoyed sitting here about some guy like me here and and this myself just look at it and kind of feel good about it and I say that I have here here's here's my diploma -- I know you know it often when I'm reminded that -- don't that you are there I'm in here and try to get the self esteem who.
Yeah well you can come on -- show at a -- hogging all the self testing it -- -- it -- -- to -- -- here.
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