Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological illness in which people repeatedly remember relive, or dream about a terrible experience” (“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” 710). Explanations of PTSD mainly focus on the way the mind is affected by traumatic experiences. The mind is unable to process information and emotions properly when one is faced with overwhelming trauma (Cohen Web). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder changes the body’s response to stress by affecting the stress hormones and chemicals that deliver information between the nerves (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Web). The “fight-or-flight” response is damaged in a person with PTSD. They are constantly feeling stressed or freighted even when they are no longer in danger (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Web). This disorder can led to substance or alcohol abuse, depression, and or panic attacks (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Web). Due to many soldiers developing this disorder it was formally known as battle fatigue, combat fatigue, and shell shock (“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” 710). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is becoming an increasingly important disease. With the current wars, the number of people being diagnosed with PTSD is constantly increasing. Currently, there is no definitive cure for Post-Traumatic; therefore the therapies are at this point, the next best effective solutions. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can result from witnessing or experiencing a natural disaster, personal assault, war, or any life threatening or violent situation (“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” 710). A flood or fire, domestic abuse, prison stay, rape, and terrorism are all examples of trauma(Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Web). 2
People living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder experience many symptoms. The chief symptoms include repeated dreams, memories, and flashbacks of the event. In addition, sleeplessness, difficulty concentrating, and
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a term that many people are familiar with. We hear this on the news or read about it in the newspaper from time to time. Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD for short is often included in conversations discussing people who have survived some sort of life threatening danger or trauma. Post-traumatic stress disorder causes its victims to feel frightened, worried and stressed in normal….
free from worry. Many People are affected by Post-traumatic Stress disorder(PTSD), an anxiety disorder that comes and disrupts your life. The major group of people who are affected with this terrible anxiety disorder are the United States Military, The group of people known to be brave, strong and courageous.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder occurs when a traumatic experience happens that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless. This disorder can happen in any overwhelming situation especially….
Informative Speech: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Has anybody in this class know anybody or themselves that have went through a traumatic event in their life, such as abuse, war, witnessing a murder, and so on? Well if you do you or that person are at risk of developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a relatively new psychological diagnosis, but it is a kind of anxiety disorder. For example after the terrorist attacks on September 11….
people are traumatized by traumatic events that take place their lives. We seldom expect these events to happen so we often do not know how to react when it does happen, this can lead to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
In this assignment is the definition of PTSD, the reason why South Africa has such a high prevalence of PTSD and also the methods of prevention of PTSD will be discussed.
DEFINITION OF POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be defined as a….
Life after Trauma
Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that some people develop after going through a stressful and dangerous event. This widespread disorder can affect individuals psychologically, emotionally and behaviorally following the experience of a traumatic event.
Not all individuals who are exposed to a traumatic event develop PTSD; researches hypothesized that biological and environmental factors contribute simultaneously to the development of PTSD. In order….
After experiencing a traumatic event, the mind has been known to horde away the details and memories and then send them back at unexpected times and places, sometimes after years have passed. It does so in a haunting way that makes the recall just as disturbing as the original event. It is easy to understand how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can affect a person’s life. For example: Edgar Allen Poe’s Gothic style of writing about the darker side of romantic imagination, the supernatural….
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an emotional illness that is classified as an anxiety disorder and usually develops as a result of a frightening, life-threatening, or otherwise highly unsafe experience. PTSD sufferers re-experience the traumatic event or events in some way, tend to avoid people, places, or other things that remind them of the event, and are extremely sensitive to normal life experiences.
Virtually any trauma may cause PTSD. Such events….
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that is triggered from traumatic experiences such as, horrid childhood, flashbacks, and possibly nightmares. Natural disasters, rape, sexual assaults, war veterans, or any other serious experiences could lead to having post-traumatic stress disorder.
PTSD has several symptoms, which vary from diagnosed patients. Symptoms occur naturally to stressful events such as, irritability, anxiety, depression, guilt, increasing substance abuse, negativity….
For my project I chose to take a closer looked at Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to sexual trauma. I found interest in this topic because my mother has been diagnosed with PTSD and she suffers from the symptoms of it daily. I also have two friends who are twins who I believe suffer from PTSD but are not diagnosed. For this project I will be using my mother, one of my friends and my cousin who works for the Coalition Against Rape and Abuse (CARA) to thoroughly explore this topic….