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Essay On Ptsd

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If you have ever participated in war you may suffer from PTSD. If you have ever been a victim of sexual assault you may suffer from PTSD. If you have lost a loved one due to intentional violence you may suffer from PTSD as well. Trauma can be experienced in many different ways and categorized depending on the situation. The medical field is constantly changing, pertaining to new medicines and treatment for this disorder. In the early years of time, sergeants told their soldiers to toughen up and keep pushing through war as if shell shock wasn’t a serious matter. Then PTSD was acknowledged in time, deeming the soldiers to return home suffering from the trauma. For a very long time scientists have believed that brain damage caused from…show more content…
In each of these medications there comes a greater side effect possibility. Recent studies show that Medical Marijuana could be a positive drug to treat PTSD in sexual assault victims. Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) was been proven to be present in sexual assault victims after their trauma. Medical Marijuana has been proven to effectively treat HPA as well as digestive issues and insomnia all caused by PTSD. Can you imagine losing a loved one unexpectedly? What about to intentional violence? A person can suffer from PTSD due to losing a loved one to homicide, suicide, a car accident, or even a mass bombing. A person could have witnessed the event or simply been informed with detail. In a recent study, loss of a parent or a child doubles the chances of suffering PTSD. Because these deaths are caused intentionally, a survivor may not be able to come to an understanding with the death. A person could somehow blame their self for not being able to save their loved one from the tragic event. Some people can accept the reality and succeed in life adequately, as where others may be reminded more frequently of the horrific event. Symptoms of PTSD can be seen within a few weeks after the trauma occurred or even up to years later. Frequent flash backs, dreams, rapid heartbeat, or even seeing people who remind you of an event is called re-experience. Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep is called hyper arousal. When a person avoids people who trigger their
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