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PTSD, Marijuana and Sex (VIDEO)

The latest video in our ongoing series on medical marijuana and PTSD with Bonnie King and Dr. Phil Leveque; former Combat Infantryman, retired Physician, Pharmacologist and Forensic Toxicologist.

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(SALEM, Ore.) - Medical Marijuana, PTSD and sex are subjects that many people avoid; but that is not the case in today's video with Dr. Phil Leveque and Bonnie King from Salem-News.com.

We get our share of letters from people whose lives are impacted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It probably does not come as a surprise to many that PTSD greatly affects the sex lives of those who suffer from this complex disorder.

Dr. Phil Leveque has written dozens of articles about PTSD. Two particular articles, Depression, Anti-Depressants: Male Sex Boobytraps and Sex, Men, Women and Pussy Wussies address the problems when it comes to sexuality.

Leveque says doctor assisted suicide is the camouflaged elephant in the living room, but "this" he says, "is the camouflaged elephant in the bedroom."

"During WWII there was a sexual revolution. I have no idea why that happened but it did happen and I know because I was there," Leveque said.

"Every port of embarkation in the United States had a red light district or hookers or whatever you want to call it."

Leveque explains that the term "hooker" is derived from the Union Civil War General "Fighting Joe" Hooker who had a camp following including women who were willing to work as prostitutes for the soldiers. They were said to have been called "Hooker's girls". This general was also known for making sure other benefits existed for his troops, and he believed their loyalty was the reward.

Hooker once said of the rival, Confederate Army, "I have the finest army on the planet. I have the finest army the sun ever shone on. ...If the enemy does not run, God help them. May God have mercy on General Lee, for I will have none."

Of course today's soldier or Marine at war knows nothing of sex for the entire length of their deployment unless they break the rules. With rare exceptions of married couples living on the same bases, celibacy is the order of the day for today's American combat forces.

If you or someone in your life is adversely affected by PTSD, please send your questions, comments or stories to Dr. Phil Leveque at: newsroom@salem-news.com. We will be continuing the discussion regarding sex and PTSD in upcoming video reports.

Here is the latest video in our ongoing series on medical marijuana and PTSD with Bonnie King and Dr. Phil Leveque:

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Got a question or comment for Dr. Leveque?
Email him:
Newsroom@Salem-News.com

More information on the history of Dr. Leveque can be found in his book, General Patton's Dogface Soldier of WWII about his own experiences "from a foxhole".
Order the book by mail by following this link: Dogface Soldier

If you are a World War II history buff, you don't want to miss it.

Watch for more streaming video question and answer segments about medical marijuana with Bonnie King and Dr. Phil Leveque.

Click on this link for other articles and video segments about PTSD and medical marijuana on Salem-News.com:
Dr. Leveque INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES

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Cody February 23, 2009 1:36 pm (Pacific time)

Great piece guys. It was really interesting for me, and certainly educational. I can't wait for the next one.

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