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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - For the last eight or nine years we have been hearing about a disorder that is seemingly new. This disorder is known as post traumatic stress. We hear on the news that a veteran had hurt his or her family and this disorder was the cause. We have seen the countless reports of the number of divorces that are cause by post traumatic stress. Just by reading the reports and watching the news one can conclude that this is a disorder that is cause by war. PTSD is not a diagnosis solely held by war veterans....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - In all honesty I did not hear the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) until some time after I re-deployed from Iraq in mid August 2003. Surely the term had been around long before them, but it wasn’t commonly used acronym in the military. I didn’t have nearly the frequent use that is has in today’s Army. Nowadays, everything a Soldier does is associated with PTSD even if the Soldier has not been diagnosed with it; it has become such a ill-used word that from what I can see everyone is try to jump on the band wagon....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 772 words
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Validation of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - The intention of this study is to validate the issue of PTSD which some have attempted to discredit as a medical condition. To achieve this, the magnitude and incidence rate of the condition requires robust evidence. This study is taking secondary data from the Vietnam Veterans National Readjustment Survey (NVVRS) and developing the analysis further. The technique employed here is Meta analysis which is more typically used for quantitative literature applications. In any analysis of secondary data it is crucial to consider the incidence rates of mental health issues among those who fought in Vietnam....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 976 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans - This essay discusses Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its effect on combat soldiers involved in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. The goal of this paper is to inform others about what the soldiers deal with during and after combat and the different treatments available for them to cope with and hopefully overcome this disorder. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that develops when someone is witness to or experiences a traumatic event. PTSD has specific symptoms resulting from traumatic life threatening experiences....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 1004 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans - Military service members who are and have been deployed to the middle east show high levels of emotional distress and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Both active duty and reserve component soldiers who have experienced combat have been exposed to high levels of traumatic stress. As a consequence, many have gone on to develop a wide range of mental health problems such as PTSD. “According to researchers, PTSD is a long-term reaction to war-zone exposure that can last up to a few minutes, hours, several weeks, and for some a lifetime.” Common symptoms include: emotional numbing, anxiety, feelings of guilt, and depression....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 2435 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), originally associated with combat, has always been around in some shape or form but it was not until 1980 that it was named Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and became an accredited diagnosis (Rothschild). The fact is PTSD is one of many names for an old problem; that war has always had a severe psychological impact on people in immediate and lasting ways. PTSD has a history that is as long and significant as the world’s war history - thousands of years. Although, the diagnosis has not been around for that long, different names and symptoms of PTSD always have been....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition that occurs after a traumatic event. In the DSM-IV, it is characterized under anxiety disorders. Some common symptoms include, but are not limited to, intense fear, reliving the experience, persistent avoidance, numbing, diminished interest, and increased arousal. In order to be diagnosed, these symptoms need to be present for more than one month. Subsequently there are many types of treatment for this disorder. In particular the ones that will be discussed in depth are cognitive-behavioral therapy, pharmacotherapy, and lastly treatment for children and adolescents....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Post traumatic stress disorder focus primarily on the way that the mind is affected by traumatic experiences. At least 50% of all adults and children are exposed to a psychologically traumatic event they either have been through war or have witnessed a death, threat to their life, bad accident, a bad natural disaster such as earthquake, tornado etc. PTSD is linked to structural neurochemical changes in the central nervous system which may have a direct biological effect on health, vulnerability to hypertension and atherosclerotic heart disease....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a relatively new diagnosis that was associated with survivors of war when it was first introduced. Its diagnosis was met largely with skepticism and dismissal by the public of the validity of the illness. PTSD was only widely accepted when it was included as a diagnosis in 1980 in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III) of the American Psychiatric Association. PTSD is a complex mental disorder that develops in response to exposure to a severe traumatic event that stems a cluster of symptoms....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Introduction There has been a proliferation of interest in the development and nature of individual’s thinking patterns and processes following traumatic psychological exposure (Ehlers, Mayou, & Bryant, 1998). In particular, previous research has suggested that specific thinking styles and patterns preceding trauma predict a greater vulnerability and a poorer long-term prognosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Dalgleish, 2004). Moreover, the literature has illustrated that adolescents can be predisposed to developing PTSD which develops as a result of either direct or indirect exposure to a trauma....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 658 words
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans - Hundreds of thousands of United States veterans are not able to leave the horrors of war on the battlefield (“Forever at War: Veterans Everyday Battles with PTSD” 1). Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the reason why these courageous military service members cannot live a normal life when they are discharged. One out of every five military service members on combat tours—about 300,000 so far—return home with symptoms of PTSD or major depression. According to the Rand Study, almost half of these cases go untreated because of the disgrace that the military and civil society attach to mental disorders (McGirk 1)....   [tags: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, mental health]
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Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Introduction Throughout history the world as we know it has introduced several chapters of natural disasters, terror and wars. To name a few recent events: the war in Iraq, the terror attack “9.11” and the earth quake on the island Haiti. People who have been involved in one of these kinds of events often seem to develop a set of common symptoms in spite of the different events they have experienced. This has caused scientists and psychologists to study whether these people develop the same disorder based on their experience....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Air Crash Victims - Accidents occur unexpectedly and the effects they bring about may be severe depending on their nature. The effects that are brought about by accidents vary in severity, and duration within which they affect individuals either directly or indirectly attached to the incidence. Air crash is one of the most fatal accidents and in most of the reported cases; there have been more casualties than survivors. The effects that are brought about by an air crash may be classified as either physical or psychological....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Treatment - In 1980, the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) first came into existence in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III). Only in 1987 did the DSM series make reference to traumatized children. The first major studies of the effects of large traumas on children were Bloch's 1956 study of the effect of a tornado in Mississippi, Lacey's 1972 study of the effects of an avalanche on a Welsh school, Newman's 1976 work on the Buffalo Creek disaster and Terr's 1979 research on the Chowchilla bus kidnapping....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Methods of Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - When humans undergo traumatic events that threaten their safety and wellbeing, they may become vulnerable to nightmares, fear, excessive anxiety, depression, and trembling. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological illness that results from the occurrence of a “terribly frightening, life-threatening, or otherwise unsafe experience” (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), 2012). This condition often leads to unbearable stress and anxiety. PTSD is significantly prevalent as indicated by data from the National Co-morbidity Survey which shows that at a particular time in their lives, 7.8% of 5, 877 adults in America suffered from PTSD (Andrew & Bisson, 2009)....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 918 words
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Analyzing Spartacus' Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - The character I have chosen to analyze having post traumatic stress disorder is Spartacus, who is played by Andy Whitfield on the hit series Spartacus Blood and Sand on Starz. Spartacus Blood and Sand is directed by Grady Hall and Rick Jacobson. Spartacus is a Thracian solider who was punished for his betrayal against the Roman Commander Legatus Claudius Glaber, played by Craig Parker. Spartacus was to be executed in the gladiatorial games and his wife Sura, played by Erin Cummings, was to be sold as a slave....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder In Veterans - As with many other diseases, early detection and treatment of mental disorders are key components to rehabilitation and a cure. The prognosis for a better quality of life for veterans suffering with PTSD is increased through early intervention. The VA has developed the Seamless Transition program for the target group of soldiers that served in Iraq and Afghanistan (Currey, 2007). The focus of the program is to deliver the highest level of care in a timely manner, according to Dr. Roswell, M.D. (Currey, 2007)....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 1261 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder vs Generalized Anxiety Disorder - It may be shocking to learn that 21% of American adults suffer from some sort of anxiety disorder(National Institute of Mental Health Statistics). Do you know the differences between the two major types of anxiety disorder. The two major types of anxiety are Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). While many may think PTSD and GAD are one in the same, you may be surprised that they vastly differ in cause and symptoms with their only similarity being their treatment....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Music Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... This method is useful for a client who is unused to improvising, as it provides a safe structure for exploration. 2.3.2 Free Associative Singing: This is when words enter the process of vocal holding. The client sings a word or phrase and the therapists mirrors the word or phrase back. The holding two chord pattern gives an element of support to the free singing. This support can facilitate the traumatised client “(…) to feel safe enough to express him-or herself and gradually explore his or her inner world.” Sutton, (2002, p.252)....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Use of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory to Evaluate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) frequently headlines newspapers and newscasts across America. Veterans fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan return to a life they left but inside they are tormented with flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, anger, and depression. Many people suffer from PTSD after experiencing traumatic events in his or her life. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) is chosen for the basis of this assignment to evaluate someone who exhibits symptoms of PTSD. Sometimes the symptoms of PTSD are exaggerated or faked....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Person Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Carl Roger’s believed that everyone is inherently good. Therefore, even the vilest of people would be included. Some disputes have been made among behavior theorists that because the theory lacks structure, it is not as effective in treating illness. However, it is one of the main theories utilized by therapists today. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is another popular theory that is used. It emphasizes the present and fixing cognitive distortions that clients may have. However, it too received some arguments against it, such as; treating symptoms and not the underlying cause of an illness....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - The Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental illness that may develop in people after a horrible experience. This is a big reaction to extreme stress. There are many causes, symptoms, and treatments for the post-traumatic stress disorder. There are many causes this disorder has, and this includes: coming out of war, being raped, or attacked, child abuse, natural disasters, car accidents, and even people who witness traumatic events could develop this disorder. A person who has experienced a bad traumatic event has a better chance of developing this disorder than a person who experienced a less traumatic event develops....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 626 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Journal According to Sigmund Freud, events and emotions that are particularly disturbing are repressed into the unconscious. Often times this theory is true, but for people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, they only wish that it were true. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. People with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 843 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - After experiencing a traumatic event, the mind has been known to horde away the details and memories and then send them back at unexpected times and places, sometimes after years have passed. It does so in a haunting way that makes the recall just as disturbing as the original event. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the name for the acquired mental condition that follows a psychologically distressing event "outside the range of usual human experience" (Bernstein, et al). There are five diagnostic criteria for this disorder and there are no cures for this affliction, only therapies which lessen the burden of the symptoms....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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The Factors of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - The Factors of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post traumatic stress disorder occurs after a person is exposed to a terrifying ordeal which causes either grave physical or psychological harm where harm was threatened. It can become an extremely debilitating disorder to the persons life. The person can have problems interacting in social and family life, occupational instability and the breakdown of marriages can occur. The disorder is triggered after traumatic events such as violent personal assaults such as mugging or rape, or to family, natural disasters such as earthquakes, accidents such as car crashes, human disasters such as 9/11 and after military combat...   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 672 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder In Veterans - For more than twenty years, Patricia Dietz, a wife of a Vietnam veteran, has suffered along with her husband the effects of post traumatic stress disorder. She has stated that, "It has changed everything; it has affected the rest of his and her life." Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is when a person is haunted by his memories so badly that it affects not only the rest of his life, but others close to him as well. Any time there is a traumatic event, physical danger, or threat or personal danger, this disorder is able to appear in ones' life (USA Today Magazine)....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Post-traumatic stress disorder in Kuwait - REPAIRING A NATION POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN KUWAIT THESIS: Studies made by experts found after the liberation of Kuwait following the Gulf War of 1991 that most children who were inside the country experienced undesirable emotions simultaneously which brought out more abnormal behaviors. INTRODUCTION In the oppressively hot summer of 1990 the second of August to be exact, people were sleeping peacefully in their homes. It was a Thursday morning and most Kuwaitis had left the country on holiday....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 2268 words
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - There are hundreds of different kinds of psychiatric disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed. (DSM-IV). One of them is called Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Based on the research, post-traumatic disorder usually occurs following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape (Harvard Women’s Health Watch, 2005)....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children - The use of several therapeutic methods to treat children with PTSD increases the argument among clinicians about the most effective treatment for PTSD. The clinical literature describes a wide variety of interventions besides CBT including, psychoanalytic techniques, creative arts, play therapy, crisis intervention, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and pharmacotherapy; which raises the question about what could be the most effective treatment for children with PTSD (Cohen, Mannarino & Rogal 2001)....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Epidemiology At least 50% of all adults and children are exposed to a psychologically traumatic event (such as a life-threatening assault or accident, humanmade or natural disaster, or war). As many as 67% of trauma survivors experience lasting psychosocial impairment, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); panic, phobic, or generalized anxiety disorders; depression; or substance abuse.(Van der Kolk, et al, 1994) Symptoms of PTSD include persistent involuntary re-experiencing of traumatic distress, emotional numbing and detachment from other people, and hyperarousal (irritability, insomnia, fearfulness, nervous agitation)....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 723 words
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Implications of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for War Veterans - Implications of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for War Veterans War is a complex concept that is increasingly difficult to understand, particularly in an age that allows for live images of combat to be beamed around the world. Many war films depict the brutalities of war and affects war has on participants, but it seems that these representations merely skim the surface. The 20th century is an era that saw a significant amount of military action: World Wars I and II, the Cold War, Vietnam, and the Gulf War - millions of men fought, some survived and live among us today....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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A Passage with No Door: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder In Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory - Flashbacks. Depression. Anger. Intense energy directed to one narrow goal. Significant impairment in certain social or occupational situations. These are the hallmark symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, a mental illness caused by the experience of a violent or disturbing event. One man struggles to cope with the stress and anxiety of reliving the past, and he only barely survives the world as an inferno of pain, guilt, blame, and violence. To survive this, he succumbs to revenge and discovers an outlet: the extermination of priests....   [tags: post-traumatic stress disorder, PSD, mental illnes]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Post Vietnam War - ... The number of people suffering from PTSD from Vietnam, as one can see, is significantly higher than all of the other wars listed. To further analyze as to why that is, the environments of the wars listed above will be compared with each other. The Vietnam War was fought in the hot steamy jungles of Vietnam, with brutal monsoons and blazing heat. In A Rumor of War, Philip Caputo describes the heat, “The only valid measurement [of the heat in Vietnam] … was what it could do to a man … it could kill him, bake his brains, or wring the sweat out of him until he dropped from exhaustion.” There were also terrible amounts of malaria carrying mosquitoes, leeches, and various other wild threats....   [tags: soldiers, veterans, casualities]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”(Bailey, Eileen) While this is often the case, certain tragedies are simply too overwhelming for the body and mind to recover from. Instead of making one stronger, some things leave the human body weakened both emotionally and physically. When faced with gargantuan amounts of stress, some people have mental or emotional breakdowns resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can occur after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic or life threatening event that causes intense feelings of fear or helplessness....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Stress] 1271 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD - ... 4). PTSD can affect many different people including; survivors of rape, survivors of natural disasters, survivors of mass violence, military service men and women, victims of muggings, torture, being kidnapped or held captive, child abuse, car accidents, bombings, etc. Not all “traumatic” events meet the clinical standards of trauma, some people get PTSD after a friend or family member experiences danger or harm, losing a loved one, or from the limitations resulting from an illness (Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, 2014)....   [tags: anxiety disorder, mental health]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... She describes his reaction “You don’t understand it hurts when you do that stop and then the next minute he’s hugging them and saying I love you I’m sorry”. Bob feels embarrassed “It’s embarrassing that I can’t control the hyper vigilance that I can’t control not wanting people to close to me” says Bob. His wife says “it takes every ounce of energy he has to keep it together” “Lord thank you so much for allowing us this day and we ask that you continue to strengthen us as we face tomorrow” ( Gilbert) This is just one of the millions of stories of people who suffer from PTSD....   [tags: PTSD, veterans, suicide]
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Military: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... Overexposure to such traumatizing events can increase the risk of troops getting PTSD. In The psychological costs of war: Military combat and mental health, Cesur, Sabia, and Tekin (2013), state that “Among those deployed to combat zones, we find that soldiers assigned to locales where they are exposed to violent combat events such as frequent enemy firefight are at the greatest risk for psychological harm” (Cesur, Sabia, & Tekin, 2013). While overseas, a number of troops not only struggle from PTSD due their experiences during combat, but struggle from the disorder due to being sexually assaulted during their tour....   [tags: anxiety disorder, ongoing war, troops]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD; what is it, what are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, can it be treated, what affects does it have on the family. Growing up in a household with both parents suffering from PTSD; these are some of the questions I asked myself on weekly bases. Now that I’m married to a military man I find myself asking some of the same questions after each deployment. I wonder if he is going to come back the man I married or come back an unrecognizable void. I have done extensive research on the disorder to try to answer some of the questions that plagued me growing up, and by sharing with you what I have found, the information may give someone else a little more ins...   [tags: Health ]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Millions of people each year flee their country in order to escape persecution and conflict, seeking asylum as a refugee (Amnesty International Australia 2011). Many refugees present with and develop mental illness due to having experienced or witnessing events such as rape, torture, war, imprisonment, murder, physical injury and genocide, before fleeing their homes (Nicholl & Thompson 2004). Refugees are now accessing mental health services for the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) defined by DSM-IV-TR is “characterised by the re-experiencing of an extremely traumatic event accompanied by symptoms of increased arousal and by avoidance of stim...   [tags: Symptoms, Treatment, Cultures]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Will Help Finally Come? - ... The media coverage of deaths caused by Ecstasy at raves has influenced viewers to believe that Ecstasy is dangerous. Some of the long-term side effects of Ecstasy include: trouble sleeping, depression, anxiety, and memory loss. People just are not able to comprehend how an illegal party drug with long-term symptoms can be used to help PTSD sufferers. As stated earlier, it got to the point where political pressures forced an MDMA-assisted therapy study to stop when there was absolutely nothing going wrong....   [tags: illegal drug, sexual assault, traumatic accident]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... Just as any other disorder, for it to be considered for diagnosis and determining whether it is a problem, it must be dysfunctional. Considering this statement, the patient must show an impairment in function in their everyday social and occupational life. Lastly, these disturbances must have been ongoing for more than one month and should not be due to any other substance or conditions. The symptoms usually occur within three months after the event occurred and must be consistent for about one month (American Psychological Association, 2013)....   [tags: mental illnesses, chronic condition]
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The Life of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder - Post-traumatic Stress disorder is exactly what it sounds like. After a stressful event in your life including but not limited to: car accidents, deaths in the family, assaults, and also combat; it is possible to develop this disorder. Symptoms of PTSD have been appearing for more than 1000 years. In 1666 London experienced a great fire in which many people, homes and other precious belongings perished. A man named Samuel Pepys kept a diary of the events and of what happened in the following months....   [tags: Psychology]
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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Brain Function - ... For this criterion the individual must have at least two for the requirement to be fulfilled. An individual may have an inability it recall key features of the traumatic event not due to head injury, alcohol or drugs. The individual may have persistent often distorted negative beliefs and expectations about oneself or the world, persistent distorted blame of self or others for causing the traumatic event or for the resulting consequences, persistent negative trauma-related emotions, may have markedly diminished interest in pre-traumatic significant activities, feeling alienated from others, or a constricted affect: persistent inability to experience positive emotions (Department of Veter...   [tags: disorder, hippocampus]
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What are the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on a Soldier? - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder We usually think of war injuries as being physical, although one of the most common war injuries is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the effects can be devastating. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an emotional illness classified as an anxiety disorder and usually develops because of a terribly frightening, life-threatening, or otherwise highly unsafe event, often experienced in combat. Although this condition has likely existed since humans have endured trauma, PTSD has only been recognized as a formal diagnosis since 1980 and statistics regarding this illness indicate that approximately 7%-8% of people in the United States will likely develop PTSD...   [tags: Illness, Anxiety Disorder, War]
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Dreaming and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: The Connection - ... A possible conclusion to why the dreams are recurring could be seen in a statement by Rick Nauert in a study by PsychCentral, “dreams are a clear indication that the sleeping brain is working on memories at multiple levels, including ways that will directly improve performance”… “Our unconscious brain works on things it deems are most important” (Rick Nauert, 2010). When connecting this statement to the research done connecting trauma and the brain, it can be seen that if the brain is “stuck” in alert mode and constantly sending out danger signals, these signals may be only seen in the unconscious, through recurring nightmares or dreams, attempting to let the conscious part of a PTSD vic...   [tags: nightmare disorder, terrors]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - “Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes,” (Feldman, 2009, p.5). There are many different views of psychological studies. However, they all share the basic foundation. They analyze memories, emotions, perceptions, thoughts, and reasoning processes, as well as the body’s functioning and what maintains these. In addition, each field of psychology strives to improve lives. Understanding behavior and mental processes aids in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses (Feldman, 2009, p.5)....   [tags: Anxiety Disorder, Severe Trauma]
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Treating Patients With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... Joe and Beth report the first affair occurred shortly after Joe returned from his first deployment. The second affair occurred as Joe was being discharged from the Army. Identify Negative Cycle The following demand-withdraw pattern was enacted during session three: Beth is angry and frustrated. She often yells and screams at Joe during session. “You act like you never want to be with us. I have to beg you to spend time with me…with us.” When Beth yells and screams Joe goes silent. He stops responding, crosses his arms, and turns slightly away from Beth....   [tags: marital therapy, bipolar disorder]
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - ... Also to help patients or individuals adjust, horses for example, are used outdoors & dogs may be used indoors. The Delta Society defines Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) as “a goal-directed intervention in which an animal that meets specific criteria is an integral part of the treatment process.” Horses have been used as therapeutic aids in many different ways and forms. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is one of the types of Animal Assisted Therapy used to rehabilitate individuals with Physical and mental disorders....   [tags: children, autism, equine assisted therapy]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Handout - ... PTSD usually goes along with depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorder. PTSD can be treated with psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and with antidepressants which help control the symptoms. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and traffic accidents: According to the Association for Safe International Travel (ASIRT), in the United States, over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year; 2.35 million are injured or disabled; and in 2003, motor vehicles accidents were the leading cause of PTSD....   [tags: mental health, fear, helplessness]
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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder - Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder initiated by a traumatic or life-threatening experience, such as war, natural disaster, rape or terrorism. Everyone responds to distressful, traumatic, or terrifying events differently, some experience anxiety, rage, shock, or they may even feel responsible. For most people these feelings subside after a short period of time. However, for people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), these emotions continue and sometimes even escalate then can become debilitating over time (Posttraumatic…, 2013, para.1)....   [tags: Studies, Diagnosis, Treatment]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Causes Symptoms and Effects - 78, 921. Seventy eight thousand, nine hundred and twenty one. This is the number of soldiers wounded or killed in action, received an amputation, or suffered from a Traumatic Brain Injury during Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom. What this number does not include are the 39,365 cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (more commonly known as PTSD). (Department 2009) Although we usually think of war injuries as being physical, one of the most common war injuries is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the effects can be devastating to a redeploying soldier who has come in contact with severely traumatic experiences....   [tags: Psychology]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Shakespeare's Richard the Third - All the passions of the irascible rise from the passions of the concupiscible appetite and terminate in them. For instance, anger rises from sadness, and, having wrought vengeance, terminates in joy. -- St. Thomas Aquinas Richard the Third is an intense exploration of the psychology of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and that exploration is centered on Richard’s mind. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened....   [tags: Shakespeare, Richard III]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Global Problem - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, otherwise known as PTSD, is a serious psychological condition that occurs as a result of experiencing a traumatic event. It is a disorder most often associated with military personnel and veterans, most of whom have engaged in combat at some point in their military careers. However, this condition is not bound to limitations of our military men and women. No, this condition can have effects on all people, no matter the age, race, sex, religion or location. Although many of these factors affect the risk of developing PTSD, they are not the deciding factor on whether or not you can or cannot develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder....   [tags: PTSD]
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Today’s Soldier: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - We usually think of war injuries as being physical, although one of the most common war injuries is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the effects can be devastating. PTSD is an emotional illness classified as an anxiety disorder and usually develops because of a terribly frightening, life-threatening, or otherwise highly unsafe event, often experienced in combat. Although this condition has likely existed since humans have endured trauma, PTSD has only been recognized as a formal diagnosis since 1980 and statistics regarding this illness indicate that approximately 7%-8% of people in the United States will likely develop PTSD in their lifetime, with the lifetime occurrence in combat...   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is an important issue associated with military soldiers. The primary focus of this paper will be on the causes of PTSD and the effects it has on returning soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I will attempt to elaborate on the soldiers' experiences through my own experiences in combat both in Iraq and Afghanistan. I will explain what PTSD is, look at the history of PTSD, how people get it, and differences of PTSD between men and women, and treatment options....   [tags: PTSD in Military Veterans]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Exposed in the Novel 1984, by George Orwell - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental condition that ails soldiers and civilians alike who have been unfortunate enough to endure terrifying life harrowing experiences. Those who experience this disorder are prone to pejorative flashbacks to the time of the incident that triggered the neurological disorder. Most soldiers are capable of withstanding the withering physiological strain of combat, however a growing portion of people exposed to the graphic belligerence of war are prone to PTSD....   [tags: 1984, George Orwell ]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Metaphor in Mrs. Dalloway, By Virginia Woolf - When WWI was over, many people questioned the brutality that carried on over the four years that the war was happening. The Europeans trust in authority and in their country began to collapse, and Modernism was a way they could respond to the damage of those beliefs. It was obvious that the old world was gone and a new one had started to arise. In this new world, while other aspects of Europe were advancing, improvement in the psychiatric treatment of mental conditions, for example shell-shock, fell short....   [tags: Virginia Woolf]
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Slaughterhouse Five: Billy Pilgrim and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Within the novel Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, the character Billy Pilgrim claims to have come “unstuck” in time. Having survived through being a Prisoner of War and the destruction of Dresden during World War II, and having been a prisoner used to clear away debris of the destruction, there can be little doubt that Pilgrim’s mental state was unstable. Furthermore, it may be concluded that Pilgrim, due to the effects of having been a Prisoner of War, and having been witness to the full magnitude of destruction, suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which caused him to review the events over and over during the course of his life....   [tags: Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in The Things They Carried -   The Things They Carried represents a compound documentary novel written by a Vietnam veteran, Tim O'Brien, in whose accounts on the Vietnam war one encounters graphical depictions of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Thus, the stories "Speaking of Courage," "The Man I Killed," "How to Tell a True War Story," "Enemies" and "Friends," "Stockings," and "The Sweetheart of The Song Tra Bong "all encompass various examples of PTSD. "The war was over and there was no place in particular to go" (157)....   [tags: Tim O'Brien]
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Post Traumatic Stress Dissorder - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, abbreviated as PTSD is an anxiety disorder that disrupts an individual’s memory, emotions, intellect as well as nervous response usually as a result of an extremely frightening, life threatening traumatic experience on oneself or another person usually. The experience may be harming physically or psychologically causing an interference with ones ability to cope with experiences that resemble the original trauma. The major symptoms characterizing PTSD include; anxiety and extreme fear occurring when the person experiences events that resemble the original trauma....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome - There are numerous different mental disorders that people are diagnosed with on an everyday basis. Some mental disorders are genetic, but yet other disorders come from the things that people encounter in life. One mental disorder that is being diagnosed more often every day is called Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. This is a disorder that does not discriminate based on genetics, race, age, or even sex. This mental disorder occurs due to events in a person’s life. As everyone knows it is natural for humans to feel fear and be cautious in a dangerous time or event....   [tags: Pyschology, Mental Health, Diseases] 1734 words
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Post Traumatic Stress and the Brothers' Relationship in The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich - Henry Fosdick once said, “The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst.” In “The Red Convertible” by Louis Erdrich, there is a conflict amongst two brothers, Henry and Lyman as ones awareness towards reality is shifted upon the return of the Vietnam War. Henry’s experience fighting in the Vietnam War is the responsibility for the unexpected aftermath that affects their brotherhood. The event of Henry fighting in the war through fears, emotions and horrors that he encounters is the source of his “Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome [PTSD].” It has shaped his own perception of reality and his relationship with his brother Lyman and the strong bond that they had shared....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Critical Analysis] 1241 words
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