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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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The Epidemic of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - The human brain is extremely complex, top scientists and surgeons still struggle to comprehend how it works. The way that the brain can process information and help a person to problem solve is amazing, but another part of the brain can hold memories. Some are good--like a memory of a family vacation or of family holidays--but there are also frightening memories that can haunt a person until his or her death, if they don’t get help. For a very long time researchers have focused on combatant PTSD, for very good reason, but now a problem has risen among civilians, and they have not been focused on the growth of PTSD right here in regular everyday people’s lives....   [tags: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Essays]
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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 - 1. INTRODUCTION “A Person cannot be diagnosed with PTSD without having experienced a traumatic event.” (Hunt and McHale, 2010, p.13). The purpose of this essay is to discuss how Music Therapy can be used to help veterans suffering from PTSD to cope with their traumatic experiences and manage their symptoms. I will define PTSD, then in further detail explore and explain how music therapy can be used to treat and manage the symptoms of PTSD. Finally, I will evaluate if Music Therapy is a suitable intervention for helping veterans treat the symptoms of PTSD....   [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 - It is common knowledge that with every war, there always comes casualties. Soldiers can lose an arm or a leg, or even their life when they go to war. Unfortunately soldiers can even lose their minds because of war. Specifically, this research paper will focus on PTSD, or in other words: post traumatic stress disorder. PTSD has shown up as a factor from many wars, but for some reason, one war in particular stands out from all others regarding the the PTSD numbers. It is called the Vietnam War....   [tags: soldiers, veterans, casualities]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Analysis - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a widespread concept that is rarely and difficult to understand, which affects over a million men and women, at any age, worldwide. Post-traumatic stress disorder can lead to individuals experiencing intense flashback of horror events, fear and physical reactions about the experience from this disorder. It is found that individuals diagnosed with post-traumatic disorder may experience some of the examples of traumatic events; that includes physical assault, early childhood assault, and natural disasters such as a flood, fire, or tornado (Harrison, Satterwhite, & Ruday, 2010)....   [tags: ptsd, stress disorder, traumatic events] 565 words
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Description - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can turn into a very chronic condition that can immensely affect the daily life of an individual. As the name implies, there is a great amount of stress and fear related symptoms that follow a traumatic event. These events can range from something as extreme as being in combat or to something that can happen at any given moment, such as a car accident or assault. In general, we associate this disorder with veterans, as most develop signs of the disorder soon after coming back home, but in reality, PTSD can happen to anyone at any point in their lives....   [tags: stress disorder, ptsd, traumatic events]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Barbara Van Dahlen - Ever since the United States had gained its independence from Britain in 1776, we have prided ourselves upon the courageous military personnel that have devoted their lives to guaranteeing freedom and protection to citizens of this country. However, what happens when our sole protectors and guardians experience severe mental anguish and are the ones that need help to simply go about their daily lives. Little by little there has been one woman who has provided that comfort and assistance to the military men and women, and who has realized the severity of the effects that combat has on the mental states of these men and women and their loved ones....   [tags: soldiers, deployed, post traumatic stress] 1255 words
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Mental Disorder: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Posttraumatic stress disorder is “an anxiety disorder in which fear and related symptoms continue to be experienced long after a traumatic event” (comer, 143). A disorder of trauma that discusses assessments, diagnosis, and treatments used for those with PTSD. Posttraumatic stress is a disorder in which may have some affect on serum levels of the brain-derived neurotropic factors. This paper is based on case studies of individuals that have been diagnosed with Posttraumatic stress. The objective is to determine and know about what treatments works....   [tags: stress disorder, anxiety, ptsd]
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History of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - First recognized in 1980 as a disorder with specific diagnosable symptoms, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was seen as a condition where people are shocked into fear of facing situations. Over the years, it was labeled as “Soldier’s Heart” in the post Civil war era and “Shell Shock” in the World War I. In a situation of ‘fight-or-flight’ an individual is triggered to escape from danger, however in PTSD this reaction is reversed in which case the individual feels a constant threat of danger even when there is no danger present.The person diagnosed with PTSD can be anyone from a child to an adult....   [tags: civil war era, traumatic events] 1839 words
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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 - In America, about 26.2% of all adults age 18 and over have been diagnosed with a mental disorder. These include mood disorders such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia, as well as personality disorders like antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder. Approximately 9.5% of the American adult population suffers from a mood disorder and while 40%-60% of the population has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, only an average of 7.7 million people in this age group has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD....   [tags: PTSD, Mental Disorder, Mood Disrder]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects 7.7 million American adults and can also occur during childhood. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that stems from a recent emotional threat such as a natural, disaster, war, and car accidents. PTSD usually occurs from an injury or coming close death. A person who has experienced a past traumatic event has a heightened chance of being diagnosed with PTSD after a current trauma. PTSD can also be determined by looking at one’s genes, different emotions, and current or past family setting....   [tags: PTSD, Anxiety Disorder, Emotional Threat]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Today we are here to figure out why is it that past events are the triggers that cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or undergoing a dangerous event. There are various symptoms that begin to show or actions that can give a clear answer whether one may be diagnosed with this disorder. One of the many problems is that no age range is safe from suffering PTSD. One must ask themselves what set of events happened at that time to cause this disaster to occur and how did these events change the lives of these occupants’ forever....   [tags: anxiety disorders, shell shock]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that results from being exposed to a traumatic event. When the body feels that it is in danger it reacts with a “flight or fight” response that is meant to protect a person from harm. When the body is faced with terror, functions such as memory, emotion, and thinking are shut off because they are less important at the moment. This allows the body to focus solely on increasing the heart rate, moving more blood to the muscles in order to run and adds stress hormones to help fight off infection and bleeding in case of a wound (National Alliance on Mental Health website, 2014)....   [tags: anxiety disorder, mental health]
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Traumatic Incidents and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - In the American Psychological Association manual (2014) trauma is a negative response after an upsetting or scary event. It is a haunting feeling when reoccurring flashbacks or thoughts reminds a person of the terrible incident. The events could be witnessing a person being killed, raped or harm, car accidents or any natural disaster (Perry, 2000). It is also shown that the child or adolescent was the victim of a harmful event. Bruce Perry (2000) stated that more than five million children were open to traumatic events and thirty percent would have some type of brain development problems....   [tags: victimization, traumatic events] 1108 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - During the course of any job, a person may possibly encounter things that might shock them. Many men and women who choose the career of being a police officer may often receive Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to the levels of violence they see throughout their daily lives. If a person has already suffered from traumatic experiences before in their lives, they can be at a greater risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Risk, 2010). Police officers who have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can also act differently towards citizens and in other aspects of their job....   [tags: police, soldier, emotional trauma] 736 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... (Smith, 2014) To be more aware we can look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of PTSD. Ranging from incidents of car accidents to post war, many events are able to cause post traumatic stress disorder. In some cases it is hard to determine if you actually have it. It is normal for feelings of stress, guilt, fear, and other emotions days and even weeks after the event, but if it lasts a month then post traumatic stress disorder has developed. (David Baldwin, PhD, 2011) Sometimes you may not develop until nearly two years after....   [tags: Definition, Causes, Symptoms] 572 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, what is it really. The initial reaction to this disorder would be stress that has been over exerted and caused a traumatic experience. Kay Jankowsi (2010) verbalized that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be traced back to ancient times. Documentation in the historical medical literature started with the Civil War, where PTSD-like disorder was known as “Da Costa’s Syndrome (Jankowsi 2010). Jankowsi (2010) proclaims that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events (gospelassemblyfree.com)....   [tags: PTSD Essays] 1785 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - “PTSD was first brought to public attention in relation to war veterans, but it can result from a variety of traumatic incidents, such as mugging, rape, torture, being kidnapped or held captive, child abuse, car accidents, train wrecks, plane crashes, bombings, or natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes.” (NIMH) Families of veterans struggle to help their loved ones. “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by a person’s exposure to life-threatening or otherwise traumatic circumstances.” (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)....   [tags: PTSD, veterans, suicide]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Many people stress every day in their lives, which can be an inescapable thing. People who participated in our armed forces, or who were once in the military probably have had experienced different types of stress while fighting. This type of stress is called “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” (PTSD). PTSD is a common brain affliction with many causes. Post-traumatic stress disorder affects various areas of the brain, which could also affect an individual's ability to function correctly. When soldiers are reunited with society, they have problems fitting in to our environment and are often not offered treatment for their unusual behaviors....   [tags: armed forces who participated in conflict] 659 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... Most people that sign up for a dog wait an average of 15 years before they have the opportunity to obtain one. “This can be very disheartening for veterans and even send them into depression.” Knowing this makes many people sad, giving them an urge to help someone and to donate to these organizations. Current Situation There are several corporations that train and sell these dogs. Two of the major ones are Canines 4 Hope and Paws for Purple Hearts. Every organization attempts to raise money to train and release these dogs to veterans but it is hard to do with only $20 donations at a time when the dogs take so long and are so expensive to train....   [tags: war and military veterans]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Introduction Life comes with many challenging obstacles that entirely change the foundation of our very lives. Among these obstacles are situations that can be difficult to cope with. Everyone has a different way of dealing with these situations. Feeling nervous, fatigued, finding it difficult to sleep and having your thought process scrambled are all normal reactions to traumatic events. Usually these symptoms decrease over time and everyone returns to the lives they had before the experience....   [tags: mental illnesses, PTSD]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a subject that is becoming discussed more and more through the years. As the subject becomes researched more, they are finding new things about PTSD. PTSD can range from normal people to soldiers who just came back from war. Effects of this disorder can range from depression to sudden acts of anger in a person. As the days and years go on medical professionals are learning about how PTSD affects you and what it does to your brain. PTSD is a anxiety disorder that is caused by traumatic life events a person....   [tags: PTSD, War, Depression, Anger, Mental Illness]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD was first taken seriously when the Vietnam veterans returned from the war. Combat experience is the most commonly linked to this disorder. However, studies have shown that there are many different causes. These studies were applied to a wide variety of traumas that people have experienced in various horrific events. According to The National Institute of Mental Health, “about 4% of American adults ages 18-54 suffers from PTSD in a given year. These people have served in wars, have been raped or mugged, lived through natural disasters, terrorist attacks or car or plane crashes” (Mitchell)....   [tags: war verterans, psychology]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD, is a condition that affects people who have gone through a major traumatic or shocking event. This disorder is distinguished by “repeated thoughts about the ordeal, a dulling of emotions, an increased tendency to become excited or aroused and many dramatic personality changes.” (Soldiers’ Mental Health).The symptoms characterized with PTSD can vary widely among different individuals. Sometimes, symptoms can occur months after the event; in other cases it can take years before symptoms begin to occur....   [tags: veterans, effects of war]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... Post-traumatic stress disorder is a medical condition that can be treated. Often prescription drugs are used with accompaniment from therapy. Different types of drugs can be prescribed for treatment of PTSD, but the most common are Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). According to the book, The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship by Diane England, SSRI’s are commonly used because they target all of the symptoms of PTSD instead of focusing on just one symptom. Serotonin increases the growth of new neurons, to better a person’s mood....   [tags: miltary veteran problems] 1198 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - The current criteria of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has changed since the DSM-IV. In the DSM-V, the diagnostic criteria draws a clearer line when detailing what establishes a traumatic event. The DSM-V pays more attention to the behavioral symptoms that accompany PTSD and proposes four distinct diagnostic clusters instead of three. They are described as re-experiencing, avoidance, negative cognitions and mood, and arousal. Re-experiencing is the spontaneous memories of the traumatic event, recurrent dreams related to it, flashbacks or other intense psychological distress....   [tags: warfare effects, veterans, psychology]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - To some people, anxiety is just considered a reaction to stress. Anxiety helps an individual handle an uptight and stressful situation. It is the body’s way of helping a person handle and respond to stress. However, when anxiety becomes excessive and irrational, it is considered a disorder. Anxiety usually takes place when spending an excessive amount of time feeling wanted, nervous, or even having difficulty sleeping. “Anxiety is an alarm system that is activated whenever a person perceives danger or threat” (“What is Anxiety” 1)....   [tags: social anxiety, treatment, self-treatment] 1369 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... “‘What do you think’s wrong?’ Bryce asked, putting the stethoscope away. ‘War neurosis,’ Rivers said promptly. ‘I already stammer and I’m starting to twitch’” (140). Secondary trauma is not unusual when it comes to doctors that deal with trauma. River’s tries to ‘cure’ his patients by having them talk about the trauma that has sent them there to Craiglockhart in the first place. In the world of psychology and Freud this would be known as the cure, similar to what we see in movies when the psychologist lay down on a couch and tell them all their problems....   [tags: PTSD poetry, movies, novels, analysis]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... Johnson woke up from his sleep confused and unsure of what was going on in that moment. The loud thump of a pan or the deep sleep of the night could instantly trigger one of the PTSD symptoms. For most veterans suffering from PTSD, this is how they go about their lives, scared of another trigger setting off one of their symptoms. In the book, Survivors Guilt a self-help guide by Aphrodite Matsakis, on page 119-157 there are several ways to self-evaluate yourself after coming home from war....   [tags: military veteran problems] 1090 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... Some conditions are Asthma, Sinusitis, GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease) , Spiro metric abnormalities, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) , Panic disorder etc. There are many PTSD symptoms one can get according to this article “What We Know About The Health Effects of 9/11 “ By the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. One risk factor from PTSD can result from severe dust cloud exposure that can also lead to other respiratory illness. Another risk factor of PTSD can be Trauma....   [tags: terrorist attacks, september 11] 1351 words
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Military: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Military PTSD: Reasons and Methods Used to Help Troops Cope For the past decade, the United States of America has been a participant in an ongoing war, sending military troops for combat in many areas throughout the globe. Due to the ongoing events overseas, troops are subject to serve multiple tours, forcing some to return to combat shortly after their arrival back to the United States. After arriving home from their served tours, military troops often find themselves in a constant battle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder....   [tags: anxiety disorder, ongoing war, troops]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event such as war, abuse, and a brutal human encounter. If one has an emotional response to an event, the response can potentially become long-term. This long-term response is diagnosed as posttraumatic stress disorder. PTSD is thoroughly examined in soldiers after returning from combat. However, the US Army began screening soldiers for associations with PTSD during World War I prior to deployment (Jones 2003). Associations such as: family, education, personal histories, psychiatric disorder, and childhood abuse....   [tags: Traume, Emotional Disorder, Abuse, Brutality]
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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common health problem in individuals who encounter a severe trauma or life threatening event. It can occur from war, natural disaster, rape, and many other life-threatening events. However, how do health care professionals know how to diagnose and treat someone with PTSD. It is difficult to diagnose someone with PTSD, but once diagnosed, nurses are extremely involved in the care of these individuals. Post-traumatic stress disorder is especially common in military veterans who experienced a traumatic event in combat....   [tags: screening, signs, symptoms] 2116 words
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... You would naturally avoid places and people that remind you of the trauma you were faced with. (Frey) Hyperarousal symptoms can include but are not limited to; hyper vigilance, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, general irritability, and an extreme startle response. The best way to explain these types of symptoms is when a person is always looking over their shoulder. They are on “red alert” at all times, looking around for the next danger that’s bound to be around the corner. Another way to look at it is that the body reacts to dangerous events with a rush of adrenalin to help the person escape from the danger....   [tags: mental illness, trauma] 1141 words
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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? - PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) has always been an issue especially with those that have experienced sexual assault, a traumatic accident or injury, being a prisoner of war, or participated in combat. Sadly, ever since the Iraq war, PTSD has been becoming even more widespread. Soldiers have been diagnosed with chronic PTSD and the medication has not been helping. PTSD causes a variety types of symptoms including: flashbacks, nightmares, recurring visual images of the traumatic experience, negative mood, avoiding situations that can cause a flashback, feeling disconnected from other people, being easily started, insomnia, and poor concentration....   [tags: illegal drug, sexual assault, traumatic accident]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Do you know anyone with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you do, then you know the daily struggles that a person has. Did that person ever serve in the military. PTSD is a soldier's worst nightmare. Soldiers who get deployed into a combat zone are at very high risk of coming back altered in many ways. The government should have more funding for helping soldiers with PTSD because of the effects physically, socially, and mentally. One of the ways PTSD can affect a soldier is physically. In World War I, PTSD was called shell shock, because of the name, the impression given was that person had been to close to the explosion....   [tags: PTSD, effects of war on soldiers]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a somewhat new title for a condition that has affected combat veterans throughout the history of warfare. Studying the evolution of PTSD allows us to learn how we can better support individuals, specifically United States military veterans, who are affected by this disorder today. Through the history of treating this disorder, new treatments were discovered and ways to handle the symptoms. The psychiatric community is still learning about PTSD and the harmful effects of having the disorder....   [tags: veterans, warfare] 1428 words
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Mental illnesses have been a stigma in society for great amount of time. Society tends to view individuals who possess these illnesses as someone who is insane. For this reason, many individuals do not seek treatment or deny their condition. If society learned more about certain disorders and the difficulty it is to live with them, perhaps the stigma will go away, or at least be reduced. The individual may then seek treatment with ease, as their mentality will shift from a completely negative perception of themselves to an awareness that demonstrates they are getting better....   [tags: mental illnesses, chronic condition]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD, often occurs when anxiety results from experiencing an uncontrollable and unpredictable danger or a natural disaster. Also referred to as acute stress disorder, it consists of symptoms that are common in people who have suffered traumatic experiences such as war, rape, other assaults and natural disasters such as hurricanes, fire or earthquake. The reaction might occur immediately or it might be delayed for months. In contrast acute stress disorder typically occurs after the traumatic event and subsides within several months....   [tags: PTSD Essays] 1276 words
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Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder There are many psychological disorders that exist today. These disorders have grown over the years into many categories including some sub-categories. One category of a psychological disorder is anxiety. Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry or nervousness and typically at unease. Anxiety disorders are the most common psychological disorder in America today. A common type of anxiety or one of anxieties sub-categories is called post traumatic stress disorder. This disorder is one of the more common anxiety disorders compared to generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and agoraphobia....   [tags: anxiety, experiences, psychological ] 1272 words
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... Differences in the brain from person to person may influence a person’s risk of developing PTSD, as well as environmental factors, head injuries, or a prior mental illness. Currently the research being done is focused on preventing PTSD from ever happening, and to treat not just the symptoms but the underlying causes of the disorder as well. The main responses in treating PTSD are Psychotherapy and medications. Psychotherapy is in essence what you typically think of therapy as, which is talking with a professional in the particular field....   [tags: mental health condition] 1911 words
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... They may experience some symptoms such as; depression, irritability, insomnia, flashbacks, they may complain of headaches or stomach pain, and may become reserved (Riley, Julie). These indications may be treated with certain regimens and therapy. Through a psychologist one may be referred to some antidepressants to help one cope (Health Care Tool Box). A terrifying experience witnessed or committed on a subject does not subside, the pain and fear carries on. Some of our nation’s bravest people may be suffering in silence from PTSD....   [tags: psychological trauma of war veterans] 775 words
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War and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... War World II sent home a great deal of soldiers who returned to America with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, however it was not acknowledge by the soldiers themselves. They took on their original duties, and continued living their lives as normal as possible, for “‘Society didn’t want to hear it’” (Thomas 12). World War II veterans were considered heroes, and society did not want them to look weakened by their participation in the war (Thomas 12). Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was an “invisible” disease, and those effected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder had no one to turn to, until society officially accepted Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a legitimate illness....   [tags: military force, conflicts] 1828 words
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... Diagnosis of PTSD is made by psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers. A patient must demonstrate the symptoms that may cause significant difficulty and affect the individual’s ability to function and perform at home, work and socially for over a month. Several tests are used in the diagnosis, including the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS), the Anxiety Disorders Interview (ADIS), and the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale (PDS). There are several different treatment options including medication treatments (such as a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and Prazosin has been proven to aid in decreasing nightmares related to the trauma) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (...   [tags: cognitive behavioral therapy] 952 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is on the Raise - ... This study shows a high rate of PTSD among nurses but the percentages could be higher due to many not reporting or admitting they have symptoms. Another study done in Australia showed that nurses in remote areas are more likely to experience violent crimes in the workplace which can lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In this study 349 nurses working in remote areas of Australia responded. 88.5% were female in the age range of 20-68 years. In the 12 months preceding the survey, the workplace violence incidents that were the highest are verbal aggression (79.5%), property damage (31.6%), and physical violence (28.6%) (trends in workplace violence in remote areas)....   [tags: long wars, violence, aggression]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... Female offenders reported higher rates of child abuse and were also more likely to be diagnosed with PTSD. Diagnosis of PTSD was also shown to be associated with juveniles whose parents had a history of substance abuse, juveniles who had multiple psychiatric disorders, not including PTSD, and juveniles with general psychological distress, among other factors (Moore, Gaskin, & Indig, 2013). Additionally, research has shown that, when compared to youths at the system intake phase of the juvenile justice process, juveniles in detention and the correctional phase are more likely to have suicidal tendencies....   [tags: anxiety disorder, combat veterans] 938 words
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Diagnosing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - “Approximately 30% of people who have been in war zones develop PTSD.” (Collie, Backos, Malchiodi & Spiegel, 2006 pg 157). Although it can be assumed that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has been under-reported for veterans, it is a disorder that has remained in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) since the 1980’s with its first appearance in the DSM- III (Collie, Backos, Malchiodi & Spiegel, 2006; Friedman). Initially, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) determined that the post traumatic stress needed to be from something catastrophic, outside of the typical human experience....   [tags: mental disorders] 899 words
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