Needs of a Veteran with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

1137 Words Jan 26th, 2018 5 Pages
Going from living a great life with nothing wrong to being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is a life changing event for anyone, but should veterans be treated differently from everyone else? Life of Ted Olsen was normal before he was knocked unconscious by a “massive garage door that jumped a track on base and crashed down on his head” and diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. After several surgeries and recovery, Ted was forced to leave the Navy, which then gave him a great abundance of free time. Ted would go outside to get fresh air every once in a while, but mainly he stayed in the house. Well, that was until Ted met his new neighbors AJ and Genie Sanders, as well as gaining a new hobby. Ted figured that his new hobby was the solution to releasing all of his emotions, so he stops taking his prescribed medicine. Soon, Ted began to daze off, hear voices, vandalize, and threaten his neighbors. AJ and Genie set up security cameras outside their house and caught Ted vandalizing their car. Ted was sent to jail where he proceeded to go untreated, until he was transferred Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg. After weeks of therapy and being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, they referred Ted to the Poplar Springs Hospital. When all evaluations were done and he was doing better, Ted was…
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