Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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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. Post traumatic stress disorder affects 7.7 million people from the ages eighteen and older in the United States. Women are twice as likely to be affected by this disorder. According to the DSM-IV-TR, there are three different types of post traumatic stress disorders. The first one is called acute; this is when symptoms last less than three months. The next type is called chronic, where symptoms last more than three months and with delayed onset where there is a six month period between the traumatic experience and symptoms of having post traumatic stress disorder. There are many things that one might need to know about this anxiety disorder such as the causes, what anxiety can lead to and treatments that are available to cure this disorder. People may think they know what causes most anxiety disorders but there are also a lot of things a person may not know. Post traumatic stress disorder can develop over many different series of events. For example, a main cause of post traumatic stress disorder is from serving time in the military. This can take a giant toll on men ... ... middle of paper ... ...ions for PTSD. To date, six treatment studies have directly evaluated PTSD symptoms resulting from such abuse” (Feeny, N. C., 2004). These different studies are helping us find ways to treat patients with PTSD whether it is a veteran or a young child. As a country there should be more we can do to help someone before they develop post traumatic stress disorder. As soon as someone from the military leaves they should be taken in to group therapy to help them overcome their experience. With people who have suffered from sexual abuse should have more opportunities to get help and be in group therapy with other people who have suffered the same experience. People who have gone through a sudden death of a loved one or through a natural disaster should have easier opportunities to get help so they do not have to go through the stress and anxiety after this experience.
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