A embellished 40-year veteran is opening up about how fight missions ceaselessly modified his mind operate, and he says his expertise is a cautionary story for all service members and the medical doctors who deal with them.
We talked to Common Gregg F. Martin Tuesday on “TMZ Stay” about his just-released memoir, “Bipolar Common: My Eternally 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 straightforward. He says medical doctors instructed him the gene for bipolar dysfunction was dormant in his mind, till the stressors of repeated fight missions in Iraq triggered it.
The Common says his manic episodes had been devastating … and, in some circumstances, he actually thought he was Superman. It wasn’t till he was identified as bipolar, 11 years after leaving Iraq, that he bought on the proper meds and discovered how fight impacts the mind’s biochemistry.
Gen. Martin says he isn’t alone — far too many vets on this nation have gone by the identical state of affairs … 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 throughout the navy.
‘Bipolar Common’ is on bookshelves in all places and out there for buy on-line too.