A Disorder That Is Discussed In Both The Textbook And The

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A disorder that is discussed in both the textbook and the DSM 5 that was not covered in class is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a disorder that may develop after and individual has experienced or been exposed to extreme trauma. This paper will provide an ABC analysis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; it will also discuss a treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a critique of the disorder. The ABC analysis looks at antecedents, behaviors and consequences of a particular disorder, in this case PTSD. Antecedents or influences on an individual, of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may seem obvious, traumatic events, however, there are specific criteria surrounding the events that a person has experienced for the…show more content…
An individual may also try to avoid memories of the event that he or she experienced. The individual may blame himself or herself for the traumatic event, even if there is no reason for them to do so, this is listed under an alteration in cognition in the DSM. The individual may also believe that no one can understand what he or she is feeling. Alterations of mood may mean that the individual is more irritable or angrier than before the event. After the event the individual may become hyper-vigilant or startle more easily. There are consequences that arise from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to Handley, Kelly, Lewin, Coleman, Stain, Weaver and Inder (2015) found that individuals who have suffered from PTSD reported having low levels of hopefulness, and higher rates of anxiety disorders and substance abuse disorders. According to Pacella, Hruska, and Delahanty (2013) some physical consequences of PTSD are a decline in health related quality of life, cardio-respiratory health problems, gastrointestinal distress, and chronic pain. According to the study individuals who have suffered from PTSD have been found to have cardio-respiratory health problems such as heart disease. The article suggests that these cardio-respiratory problems may be due to behaviors such as hyper-vigilance that the individual exhibits while suffering
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