Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman View Post
Not as a child, maybe.
In Buck's book, he notes that his father was a POW in a German prison camp in World War II for over a year and in the next sentence points out that as a power lineman in Alaska, his father took a big jolt of electricity and was in the hospital for six months afterward. After Ace Brannaman did get home from the hospital, he suffered from "horrible headaches ... (that) seemed to torture him for the rest of his life" (The Faraway Horses, p. 24).
Some post-traumatic stress disorder, some undiagnosed brain damage, too much alcohol ... and there you have it, unfortunately.
You are absolutely correct. In fact, psychologically-speaking; one of the worst "set-ups" for mental illness, (possibly causing one to horrifically abuse one's child/children) are two things:
2) Traumatic Brain Injury (or, "TBI").
Being a P.O.W. IS UNDOUBTEDLY one of THE MOST UNIMAGINABLE forms of "trauma" one can experience.
Add to that a jolt of electric current-likely injuring one's brain to some degree,and you are handed a recipe for future disaster.
Awfully sad..."sad" actually does not cut it, terminology-wise, but you get my drift, no doubt! :0( Posted via Mobile Device