The origin, Causes, treatments and miscellaneous information
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), when did this disorder originate? What are some of the facts that have been found about PTSD? How does this disorder start? What treatments are available to help with this disorder? Many of these questions and more are going to be answered in this report. Millions and millions of people are affected by this disorder. PTSD is not restricted to any age as it affects young children, teens and adults. It affects those in the military services and others who are not. The disorder is not restricted to one gender or another; all can be affected. The only question to ask is will we ever find a cure for post-traumatic stress disorder and will people ever be able to live their life free of this illness?
Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder;
The origin, causes, treatments and miscellaneous information
Post- traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) originated many years ago around the rime that America was having the civil war. This would be around the 1800’s. This disorder was related to railway spine and would occur in those who were involved in or witnessed violent railroad or train accidents (Health, 2009; Purtle, 2013). This was why nineteenth- century surgeon named John Eric Erichsen coined the terminology railway spine for this disorder. Over the years there has been several other names given to this disorder before becoming what we know it as today. These names are; Soldiers Heart, Irritable heart, shell shock and combat fatigue (Health, 2009; Purtle, 2013).
Seven million American adults are affected by this disorder, even though PTSD is common research indicates that seven-percent of American adults develop full blown PTSD. It is estimated that three and half percent of American adults currently have had the disorder in the past year
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