(Placeholder3) These people have reoccurring memories of the stressful event, or trauma they encountered. (Placeholder5) Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome sufferers feel like they will never get over the event that they have witnessed, or been through. (Placeholder3) They also feel very helpless, because of their encounter. (Placeholder3) Post Traumatic Stress Syn... ... middle of paper ... ...ents. These treatments people include, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health programs, hospitals, clinics, family services, and support groups.
People go through emotional and psychological distress because of extremely stressful events that break down their sense of security, making them disposed as well as having the feeling of helplessness. Disturbing experiences often deal with intimidation to life or safety, feelings of being overwhelmed or alone, even if it does not deal with physical harm. Your personal emotional experience of the event is what determine... ... middle of paper ... ...t-traumatic stress disorder. Retrieved May 1, 2014, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001923/ Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Psych Central. (n.d.).
According to the American Psychological Association, trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event. Some terrible events that happen all too often are rape, natural disasters or an accident. Immediately following the event shock and denial are likely to occur, but in the long-term flashbacks, unpredictable emotions and troubled relationships can arise. Defining emotional trauma on a child. Emotional trauma in a child can be created by bullying, emotional abuse, death of loved ones, separation from parent, or chaos and dysfunction in the household.
For a lot of people they just don’t understand what PTSD really is. If someone doesn’t know what PTSD is, how can they understand it? PTSD is an anxiety disorder that’s symptoms can range widely, but to summarize the US Department of Veterans Affairs website, if you have PTSD you could expect flash backs of the traumatic event, racing heart, startled feeling or jitteriness, or feeling numb to the world and situations around you. They also talk about avoiding places and people that remind you of the trauma you were faced with. To break it down more The National Institute of Mental Health categorizes PTSD symptoms into three groups.
They will sometimes have flashbacks where they will fall into their own world and relive images, and sounds from the trauma. Because of their extreme anxiety and distress from the event, they will try to avoid anything that would happen to remind them of it. They may seem emotionally numb, detached, irritable, and easily startled. They may feel guilty about surviving a traumatic event that killed other people because they now think that they should have done something. Other symptoms include trouble concentrating, depression, and sleep difficulties.
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. They may experience sleep problems, feel detached or numb, or be easily startled.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, more commonly known as PTSD, is a mental disorder that produces anxiety through the experience of life threatening situations, such as terrorist incidents, natural disasters, military combat, physical or sexual abuse as a child, and serious accidents that could result in a death of a close friend or family member (What is PTSD? 1). PTSD patients will have symptoms that will develop stress reactions. As time progresses, the symptoms may get worse and will not go away on their own. Major symptoms produce a negative change in beliefs and feelings.
Not being able to sleep can have some deteriorating effects on the body which can make life after war very hard to adjust to. The transfer of the Armed Forces back home life can be somewhat of a culture shock. However, anyone can develop PTSD. A person who has been a victim of abuse, an unexpected death/accident, or even a survivor of a natural disaster is at risk of being diagnosed with this disorder (Mental Health America). They may experience some symptoms of; depression, irritability, insomnia, flashbacks, they may complain of headaches or stomach pain, and may become reserved (Riley, Julie).
Risk factors for PTSD are living through threatening and dangerous events or traumas, history of mental illness, getting and seeing people injured, feeling horror, extreme fear, and helplessness, lack of social support, and extra stress after the event. There are some resilience factors which help red... ... middle of paper ... ...-risk-individuals Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/basics/definition/con-20022540 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/post-traumatic-stress-disorder Road Crash Statistics.
Even though it is widely known that PTSD affects many returning soldiers, the effect that PTSD has on families is not always as apparent. Shared symptoms and overwhelming feelings of loneliness are two symptoms that families of people suffering from PTSD often acquire. These symptoms are caused by the family member, who is caring for the person suffering from PTSD, being completely immersed into their mental state, drawing them into the person's tortured emotional world. People suffering from these symptoms can be described as having secondary traumatization, an anxiety disorder that can be just as devastating as PTSD.