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). Jankowsi (2010) correspondingly goes on to list military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, and violent personal assaults like rape to be reasons for PSTD (gospelassemblyfree.com). Unless one has endured any of these traumatic situations, they will never comprehend what it is like to deal with PTSD. Life is going to be difficult for people dealing with PTSD. They often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged (Jankowsi 2010).
(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. PTSD is an anxiety disorder in which patients who have experienced extremely frightening, threatening, or traumatic situations show signs of avoidance and hyper arousal. The DSM IV is a book that catalogs all Psychological illnesses and provides symptoms and definitions in order to diagnose disorders. According to the DSM IV, “The essential feature of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is the development of characteristic symptoms following exposure to an extreme traumatic stressor.” PTSD, as all other psychological disorders, is very difficult to diagnose due to different severities of the illness as well as the different ways it presents itself among a population. PTSD has many causes, all surrounding the broader category of traumatic experiences.
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.
There has always been a differential between civilian income and military and this has only just happened in the past six years. (Army Magazine) This has allowed those who have joined the military to have that pay increase since they are giving more or less their own lives to protect their country. This allows them to realize that they are on a different level than most and gives them the responsibility of that. It is with the military though that the government can increase the economy even providing jobs. (Military Spending Can Grow the Nation’s Economy) This even allows civilians to find jobs in the military and contract out.
Soldiers are judged as taking advantage because some come from poverty-stricken families. Benefits in the U.S Military include tuition assistance, medical insurance for the whole family, and a retirement plan. At the end of the day many soldiers do not end up going to college because of the devotion to the military on 24/7 basis. The reality is that many of the soldiers could have gotten the same amount of money for college if a FAFSA application was completed, so money is not the motivation for the majority of the armed forces. The fact is that soldiers have a wide range of reasons why they join the military but benefits is not the main
Like we discuss earlier in the paper people don’t have to work really hard at their job, one just has to show up and put the time in and one gets access to all these great things. Which other organization will provide you with such great benefits? The answer is none because it cost a lot of money to be able to give your employees these types of benefits. Today’s military offer so many different and such great benefits, from medical care to free school great life insurance and they also provide awesome child care. So why not join the military if your undecided on what you would like to do with your
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. It is a disorder can affect anyone and their families. In this paper we will discuss just what post traumatic stress is and how it affects people whether or not they have been to war. 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.
Yet they only did their jobs, carrying out orders given by their commander in chief and his advisors and congressmen. The U.S Military was established so Americans can live their lives in peace and do as they please. It’s time for veterans to stop taking the brunt for doing their job and putting bread on their families table; instead they should receive a deeper respect for the freedom they give us. Veterans of the military are not uncommon to see as they were ten years ago. In truth the issues at hand affect one quarter of the U.S population; those one quar... ... middle of paper ... ...litary Budget Cuts."
For this it would be expected that the government would expend every resource to make sure a soldier is able to live a normal life outside of the military. But instead they receive minimal benefits in their return home. Rather than immediately receive treatment for a mental illness a vet can sit waiting for months at a time pondering suicide. Instead of receiving a college education a vet may end up on the streets alone. As an alternative to spending all of its money on failed projects across the nation, it should instead invest that money into the VA so that veterans might actually receive some type of beneficial help in their return home