In-Depth Study of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER ABSTRACT: This article represents an in-depth study of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD in a holistic context. The main focus of this research is on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the physiological perscective. PTSD is a response mechanism of the mind to an actual or perceived traumatic event. Research has shown that cognitive factors, anxeity, and injuries for example due to car crashes are linked to and often responsible for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. However, research has shown that traumatic events such as war or any type of abuse are probably one of the major causes of PTSD. This article reveals the history of PTSD taking into account the time of World War One as well as theories proposed by Sigmund Freud and Pierre Janet. Initially, PTSD was a condition that was closely associated with military personnel alone. However, recent understanding of the physiology of the condition and modern circumstances has led PTSD to become a common diagnosis amongst the general population as well. Today, all races and age groups suffer from this condition. Researchers have across various medications that provide a relief from the post traumatic stress disorder. This paper will conclude with a look at some of the treatment for PTSD. Introduction: Factors Leading to PTSD Following an unusual and an unexpected event that is stressful one may develop characteristic symptoms that may differ slightly from person to person. PTSD is a
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