Yep, the military is all about discipline and forcing yourself. On the battlefield, if your leg gets blown off, your training tells you to still move. If you lose an eye, your training tells you to keep looking. If you have SA, your training tells you that you still have to speak, nice and loud.i dont really think my brother has SA, but he was definitly quiet and really reserved. now he's in the military and it's kind of forced him to be more vocal, confident, and what-not. so just judging from that i'd say it might actually help
Yeah to arm us to protect us from countries like Cuba, or some other small 3rd world country. If we just stop doing the crap that is making others hate us and start being the leader of helping others in the world we would be better off.why join the army? why not join something that will actually help people and something that might not lead to you having to kill someone one day.
Imagine if all the money that goes into weapons and training people how to kill went into 3rd world countries, helping unemployed/homeless people in your own country, teaching you a trade/skill etc. whats gona help your SA more, learning how to put a bullet in someones head or learning useful ways to actually help people.
just under $600 billion this year for the U.S military budget...............WTF???
I had never been diagnosed with SA, but had been for ADD. There's no central database they check. I got in no problemapparently, as of 2005, having SA disqualifies one from joining the military:
Current or history of anxiety disorders (anxiety (300.01) or panic (300.2)), agoraphobia (300.21), social phobia (300.23), simple phobias (300.29), obsessive-compulsive (300.3), other acute reactions to stress and post traumatic stress disorder (309.81) are disqualifying.
I was actually seriously considering joining, even though I suffer from extremely severe anxiety, basically as a last recourse before the last resort. after just finding out about the above, it looks like I'm done for.
Maybe, i always thought the trouble with the military from an SA sufferers point of view is that you'll be putting yourself up for a lot of critisism and possibly a degree of bullying which SAers don't tend to handle too well. If you think you can hack that then fair enough, go for it, otherwise might be best you tackled some more of your SA.Good or bad idea for one who suffers from mild anxiety.