In my previous post, I reprinted a comment by a woman who brought up the likelihood of McCain's volatility as a result of his combat and POW torture. Long term symptoms include: PTSD, intrusive memories, nightmares, increased vigilance, problems with memory and concentration and panic attacks.
Now you decide: Is John McCain fit for the Presidency? Could it be that the very thing McCain supporters tout about the man - his extended POW experience - may be the very thing that makes him unfit for the office of the president?
Here are a few links to literature on the subject.
The Lasting Effecs of Psychological Trauma on Memory and the Hippocampus by J. Douglas Bremner, MD, Yale University School of Medicine: http://www.lawandpsychiatry.com/html/hippocampus.htm
War Veterans and Traumatic Brain Injury: http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/war-veterans-and-traumatic-brain-injury-527834.html
Severe Brain Trauma: Lessons from Army Medicine:(podcast) http://www.reachmd.com/xmsegment.aspx?sid=3267
Severe Head Injury: http://www.medic8.com/healthguide/articles/severeheadinjury.html