The Struggle

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The afternoon of April 2, 2014 a soldier named Antonio Lopez opened fire at Fort Hood killing 3 and injuring 16 before taking his own life. It turned out to be the second shooting in five years that a soldier has opened fire at the military base of Fort hood. He was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and other psychiatric disorders. The shooter was also in the process of being evaluated for possible PTSD but not diagnosed with the disorder. Many believe that this tragedy could have been prevented if the military acted faster and provided him with treatment. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder. It occurs after a person has witnessed or experienced a traumatic event that is life threatening or has caused death. It can occur after an assault, car accidents, domestic abuse, natural disasters, terrorism, and war. While the traumatic event is happening a person may feel afraid or have no control over what is happening around them. People can show signs of PTSD days, months, and even years after a traumatic event. It is still unclear why...

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