There are a number of definitions of stress as well as number of events that can lead to the experience of stress. People say they are stressed when they take an examination, when having to deal with a frustrating work situation, or when experiencing relationship difficulties. Stressful situations can be viewed as harmfu... ... middle of paper ... ...; M. Lewis, eds. Perspectives in Interactional Psychology. New York: Plenum.
Additionally, an examination of both risk and protective factors of adolescent depression, and implications these relationships have for prevention and adolescent health behavior. Adjusting to physical and hormonal changes, becoming more independent, an increase parent-child conflict, social and academic responsibilities, and a desire for intimacy with others are examples of stressors that may predispose an adolescent to experience depression. The challenges faced by youth today are reflected in a host of problems, including depression, substance use or abuse and suicide (Garland & Zigler, 1993). Whether depression is defined as a symptom, syndrome, or psychiatric disorder, affective disorders in adolescence are a major health concern. The presence of depression disrupts the young person’s maturational development through the detrimental impact it has on social and educational functioning.
Because all people handle stress on different levels it is very had to determine who will suffer from PTSD when exposed to traumatic events. Diagnostic criteria for PTSD include a history of exposure to a traumatic event and symptoms from each of three symptom clusters: intrusive recollections, avoidant/numbing symptoms, and hype... ... middle of paper ... ...n with regular PTSD, and progresses at a slower rate, and requires a sensitive and structured treatment program by a trauma specialist. With new research and medical developments happening at such a fast pace, the treatment plans for PTSD are constantly changing, but more importantly, the treatment is always geared towards each individual person. Works Cited De Jong, J., Komproe, T.V.M., Ivan, H., von Ommeren, M., El Masri, M., Khaled, N., van de Put, W., & somasundarem, D.J. (2001).
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Usually, symptoms begin to occur following the traumatic event, but PTSD cannot be diagnosed until there is a disturbance in everyday life or there has been a showing of symptoms for at least a month (PTSD: National Center for PTSD 1). With time, PTSD can be treated with psychotherapy and antidepressant medications, but can not be completely cured (What is PTSD? 1). PTSD presents several symptoms that are clearly portrayed through Holden Caulfield in ... ... middle of paper ... ...will only let you down. Just like Holden, many PTSD patients suffer through trusting others.
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It is also more likely for individuals who have a history of mental illness, getting injured or dealing with added stress after the event, or not receiving/asking for emotional support after the trauma have a higher risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder. Scientists are also focusing on a person’s genes as a probable cause for PTSD... ... middle of paper ... ...th their pain. While it isn’t possible for every single person to avoid all upsetting situations, it is possible to support those who have faced such shock and help them receive the proper treatment. Works Cited Davis, S. F., Palladino, J. J., & Christopherson, K. M. (2013). Psychological Disorders.Psychology (7th ed., ).
Other symptoms include trouble concentrating, depression, and sleep difficulties. Symptoms of the disorder usually begin shortly after the traumatic event, but some people may not show symptoms for several years. If left untreated, the disorder can last for years. Post-traumatic stress disorder can ruin someone's life. The emotional pain of reliving the trauma, the symptoms of the disorder may cause a person to think that he or she is "going crazy."
Many of the result that arises from disaster may consist of anxiety, depression, acute stress disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Halpern & Tramontin, 2007). There are long-term treatments approaches that may help to care for traumatized victims. The long term treatments includes: cognitive-behavioral therapies, family therapy and group therapy (Halpern & Tramontin, 2007). These treatments are difficult in a way that they help those survivors that do that help easily survive tragic circumstances. Many of the times when people have witness a traumatic events they are most likely to develop anxiety in the aftermath of situations.
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.