Case Study Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Paul suffers from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which causes severe emotional distress when he is startled by loud noises. Before purchasing the parsonage (Pastor’s house) from a rural church, Paul visited the neighborhood at various times to ensure that the neighborhood was quiet. One week after Paul moved into the house, the church completed a three-year project to restore its bell tower right next to the parsonage so that the bells will play music every hour and chime every half hour throughout the day. When the bells ring they trigger Paul’s PTSD and he suffers severe emotional distress. The bells also startle a small herd of cattle illegally kept by Paul’s nearest neighbor, Dan. Dan’s cattle stampede onto Paul’s property—tearing
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