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  •  Its hard sometimes to even get it translated to (8+ / 0-)

    college transcripts, and some duties are classified so one can have loads of valuable experience, but no way to communicate that legally to a potential employer.

    As far as the PSTD stuff. --Attention Diarist:

    I would ask him to look into a supplement called GABA.

    GABA is used by some people to treat for anxiety and to help with sleep disruptions. It quiets the brain a bit, so that if one is moderately anxious, it might bring the intensity down, or at least take the edge off.

    When one is tired, and you take this, it helps you remain asleep. You are less likely to wake up easily at slight noises. I am able to get deeper sleep with this supplement, even when I am anxious. The only thing I like better than this, is Melatonin.

    I am sure that this person is on prescription drugs, so I would not recommend taking this in conjunction with those without consulting a pharmacist and a physician. But it would not hurt if you or your friend did a bit of research. It could be a possible method of dealing with interviews or situations where there are crowds and noise.

    •  What is in GABA, and where do you get it? n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

      by concernedamerican on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 08:28:09 PM PST

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      •  GABA is a nutritional supplement (1+ / 0-)
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        It's a chemical normally produced in the brain.

        GABA is an acronym for Gamma Amniobutyric Acid. It is a neurotransmitter found in our brains. You can buy GABA as a supplement from health food and nutritional supplement distributors.

        GABA is found in certain foods as well, and if you do a search on the acronym, you can find a list of those foods to increase your intake nutritionally.

        Some people take GABA and report no effects, and others find significant relief, so opinions vary on it's effectiveness.

        I will say, that when the body experiences chronic stress, especially at the high levels that are produced by PTSD--that a lot of deficiencies happen within the body as a result, and that can exacerbate the symptoms.

        Perhaps I should amend my post and recommend that the person in question, consider seeing a Naturopath-Doctor.

      •  The prescription version (0+ / 0-)

        is gapapentin (aka neurontin).

        Has indications for pain, anxiety, seizures etc. Long off patent so it is a  generic. The diarists friend can probably discuss an rx through his psychiatrist,

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