My boyfriend recently came to the realization that he has PSTD, though we have not sought as of yet any professional diagnosis due to lack of coverage and funds, and I am least to say a little distraught. He was in the army for 8 grueling years, and went through Iraq on several separate occasions, having enlisted at a young age. There are things he won't tell me about that time, and I am not sure I want to know--he will only say that they were terrible. I have done my little bits of research here and there, and came to the conclusion that in order to get more information, I needed to speak with some people dealing with it currently. There is only so much one can learn from medical articles that may or may not be biased (we both have a low opinion of doctors). He says he can just deal with it and it will go away, but he has lost interest in things he used to pride himself in--exercise, hygeine (it took me a full three days to get him to shave after he already had a good beard going...), martial arts and meditation, and reading. Also, his anger is becoming more prevalent, to the point where he shoved his fist through a wall (luckily when I was not home). He is dissatisfied with life, short with me, and goes through mood swings where one day he will be normal and the next he will go off on rants about his job and such. He used to have flashbacks and night terrors, but luckily since we moved in together he has not had these specific symptoms. You can see why this has become my problem--our problem--and not just his. It is becoming more fo a tax on our relationship than he wants to admit. If this is truly what is happening to him, I ask for opinions on treatments for a very stubborn, intelligent and argumentative man who will not take a non-natural supplement of any kind (anxiety meds are out) and information from those who are suffering or who just know more than I do. Thank you.